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The Swedish American Heritage Society of West Michigan was founded to preserve, foster and perpetuate traditional customs and culture of our Swedish heritage, as well as that of other Scandinavians.

If you are of Swedish heritage, or the spouse of same… or if you simply have a sincere interest in Swedish or Scandinavian heritage, you are invited to join us!

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Note: PayPal accepts all major credit cards, debit cards, money from a PayPal balance, and PayPal Credit. You can also send a check to us at 29 Pearl St. NW, Suite 127, Grand Rapids, MI 49503. SAHS is a 501(c)3 organization, so your donations are tax deductible.

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Inside the Dala Horse Factory

Dalahäst factory

Join the Swedish American Museum in Chicago on May 18 for an inside look at the Nils Olsson Dala Horse factory in Nusnäs, Sweden. We will visit the factory via Zoom where you see how a Dala horse is made as well as learn about the history of the horse.

Visit the Upcoming Events page to find out how to register for this free event.


Virtual Demos from ASI

prinsessbakelserThe American Swedish Institute is presenting several virtual Nordic Table Demos. Learn how to make spring desserts on May 12, mini celebration cakes on June 3 or smörgåstårta (sandwich cake) on June 16.

Classes and events are open both to members and non-members of ASI. For more information, visit the ASI website.


Everything I Don't RememberSwedish Reading Club (on Zoom)

On July 20, the Swedish Reading Club will be discussing Everything I Don’t Remember (Allt jag inte minns) by Jonas Hassen Khemiri. Our meeting will be held online using the videoconferencing app Zoom.

Winner of the August Prize, Sweden’s most prestigious literary honor, Everything I Don’t Remember is “compelling… In this painful novel about youthful optimism gone hopelessly wrong, Khemiri dramatizes such immigration-related issues as failures in elder care, unemployment and dead-end jobs, drug abuse, and racial prejudice.” (Publishers Weekly, starred review)

Visit the Upcoming Events page to find out how to attend.