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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

en spark 

(enn spark)

A kick-sled. A common mode of transport during winter in Scandinavia. 

Example sentence: På vintern kan man åka spark på sjön. In the winter, you can kick-sled on the lake.

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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