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Ander Lecture: Transatlantic Performances of Swedishness: The Opera Divas Jenny Lind and Christina Nilsson in the U.S. in the 19th Century

Dr. Hélène Ohlsson will present this year's O. Fritiof Ander Lecture in Immigration History: "Transatlantic Performances of Swedishness: The Opera Divas Jenny Lind and Christina Nilsson in the U.S. in the 19th Century." 

O. Fritiof Ander Lecture in Immigration History: Ola Larsmo

Ola Larsmo, author of the recent best-selling novel "Swede Hollow," will deliver the Swenson Center's annual O. Fritiof Ander Lecture in Immigration History.

Swenson Swedish Immigration Research Center Open House

Stop by, learn what the center does, see the current exhibit, and eat Scandinavian fortune cookies with Ole and Lena jokes inside.

Nordic Book Club, February

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Nordic Book Club, January

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Nordic Book Club, December

December's book is A Very Scandinavian Christmas: The Greatest Nordic Holiday Stories of all Time compiled by New Vessel Press, 2019. 

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Nordic Book Club, November

November's book is Anxious People: A Novel by Fredrick Backman. 

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Virtual Nordic Book Club, October

October's book is The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning: How to Free Yourself and Your Family from a Lifetime of Clutter by Margareta Magnusson.

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Virtual Nordic Book Club, September

Join the Swenson Center book club to discuss books on Nordic topics or by Nordic authors. 

September's book is The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson. 

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Jul Öppet Hus / Christmas Open House

Join the Swenson Center for a Christmas open house. We will partake in the Swedish Christmas Eve tradition of watching Donald Duck cartoons, make a Swedish Christmas craft, and enjoy some Swedish Christmas cookies.