Welcome! Välkommen!

The Swedish American Heritage Society of West Michigan, an affiliate of the Swedish Council of America, 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!


MidsommarJune 22, 2019: Midsommar Celebration

Once again the Seegers have invited us to celebrate Midsommar at their lovely property on the Thornapple River in Alaska. We will gather in the shady oak grove to decorate the maypole and make flower head wreaths. There will be activities for young and old. For more information, including a link to register online, visit the Upcoming Events page.


The Readers of Broken Wheel RecommendJuly 16, 2019: Swedish Reading Club

At its next meeting, the Swedish Reading Club will discuss The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend (Läsarna i Broken Wheel rekommenderar) by Katarina Bivald.

Once you let a book into your life the most unexpected things can happen. The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend is a heartwarming reminder of why we are book lovers, and a sweet, smart story about how books find us, change us, and connect us. “Swedish author Bivald’s debut novel is a delight… her characters will win readers over.” (Publishers Weekly)

For more information, visit the Upcoming Events page.


SAHS members featured on WOOD-TV

Grant & Gloria Anderson were interviewed by WOOD-TV for a segment that aired on March 9: “Technology puts WWII vet back in pilot’s seat.” Watch the segment below!