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!

Tote BagLooking for a Unique Christmas Gift?

SAHS is offering this tote bag filled with a God Jul towel with an embroidered dalahäst, a jar of Hafi black currant, lingonberry or cloudberry preserves and spoon, Jul candle and our very own Swedish Favorites cookbook, all for $45. Orders must be received by November 30 and will be delivered by December 9. Order using this form. Quantities are limited, so don’t delay in placing your order.

Lucia Celebration: Canceled

Due to the pandemic, our Lucia Celebration will not take place this year. However, we will still be awarding our Lucia Scholarship.

LuciaLucia Scholarship

Once again, SAHS is sponsoring our annual scholarship competition. The Doris & Clarence Anderson Memorial Scholarship is in memory of two of our organization’s founding members. Doris and Clarence were involved in almost every activity that our organization undertook. Doris was an especially integral part in our annual Lucia celebration. Among Doris’ many achievements was her selection many years ago as Chicago’s first Lucia.

The Scholarship Committee will award $500 each to a high school senior girl and senior boy who have been participants in our local Lucia pageant. Additionally, each applicant must be either the child or grandchild of a member of SAHS/WM. Applications can be downloaded here (PDF) and are due Dec. 1. We look forward to announcing the winners of this annual competition in December.