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The American Swedish Institute is a resource for learning about Sweden and Swedish-American culture and heritage, Scandinavian folk arts and culture, the Turnblad Family, and contemporary Swedish art and culture. Learn more through an ASI program, or through these helpful resources.

Swedish Word of the Week



Swedish Christmas goat made out of straw used as a decoration during the holidays. There is a giant one built in Gävle, Sweden, every year and this year ASI has added its own oversized julbock to the collection.

Hur många julbock har du hemma? How many straw Christmas goats do you have at home?

Swedish and Swedish-American Culture

Explore content about Swedish and Swedish-American culture on ASI’s blog.

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Meet the Turnblad Family

Learn more about Swan, Christina and Lillian Turnblad, the original owners of ASI’s Turnblad Mansion.

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Access ASI’s Collections at Home

ASI’s  library, archives, and object collections support the work of the museum as well as provide resources for scholarly research into to Swedish and Swedish-American culture and history.

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