Nestled in scenic FDR Park in South Philadelphia, the American Swedish Historical Museum was built in 1926 to celebrate Swedish heritage and culture in America. During your visit, you may step inside a 19th century stuga, enjoy an art deco lounge, or immerse yourself in contemporary Swedish design, all while learning about what Swedes and Scandinavians have done in America! In the meantime, stop by our booth at Scan Fest to learn more about our upcoming exhibitions and events at the museum.
Author Jorgen Flood will talk about his book, "World War II Moves North 1938-1940: Scandinavia in the Crosshairs." These short stories are from Scandinavia's exciting and colorful past, Book 3. Jorgen Flood has been writing magazine articles and short stories for many years; his first historical fiction book was published in 2008.
Linda Beiler has been working with wheat straw for over 20 years. She is a
juried member of the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen, Reading/Berks Guild of
Craftsmen, Lancaster Designer Craftsmen, and is on the roster of Artists in Education with the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and Young Audiences of New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania. In 2009, her book, Wheat Weaving & Straw Art was published as a book in the Heritage Crafts Series by Stackpole Publishing. Linda is a member of the National Association of Wheat Weavers, an international organization dedicated to preserving and promoting all types of straw art.