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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

snaps

(SNAHPS)

If you attend a kräftskiva (crayfish party) or other festive occasion in Sweden, you’ll likely have snaps, a little shot of alcohol, perhaps akvavit (aquavit). To accompany your snaps, you can sing snapsvisor (drinking songs) which are an important part of the festivities.

Vem tog mitt snapsglas? Who took my shot glass?

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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