Swedish Genealogical Society of Minnesota
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SGSM 40th Anniversary Celebration
Saturday, April 22
SGSM 40th Anniversary Celebration  (Programs)
11:00 am to 2:00 pm
American Swedish Institute, 2600 Park Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55407
Invitation to SGSM's 40th Anniversary Member Luncheon
Please join us as we celebrate this milestone with lunch, entertainment, reminiscing and cake!


Pickled cucumber salad
Pickled beet salad
Swedish meatballs
Salmon with dill butter sauce
Mashed potatoes
Swedish cookies
Princess Torte
Coffee and water


SGSM’s Jan Carlson will play the piano before lunch.

After lunch we will enjoy a program of Scandinavian music by Ross Sutter and Art Bjorngjeld. These two well-known masters of Scandinavian music will perform lively tunes and songs on accordion, guitar, and banjo.

An anniversary is not complete without sharing memories, so we will allow some time for reminiscing together while we enjoy Swedish Princess Torte before concluding the luncheon.

After lunch you may enjoy complementary admission to the Turnblad Mansion and the exhibit Fluidity: Identity in Swedish Glass, featuring the U.S. premiere of Swedish artist Jo Andersson’s Being, an immersive glass experience. The exhibit also showcases a curated selection of women-artist created glass art from the American Swedish Institute’s glass collection.

Tickets are $40.00 per person. This event is for members only. Members may bring one non-member guest for an additional $40.00. 

You can register online below, or if you prefer to mail your registration and check, print and mail this Registration FormWe must receive your registration by Wednesday, April 5. To register here, select the number of attendees and enter the name of the addtional attendee.

40th Anniversary Celebration Registration
Name of additional attendee


Resources Available at Swenson Swedish Immigration Research Center
Saturday, May 27
Resources Available at Swenson Swedish Immigration Research Center  (Programs)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Jill Seaholm - Live Hybrid Webinar (recorded)
The Augustana College Swenson Center is a national archive and research institution providing resources for the study of Swedish immigration to North America, the communities the immigrants established, and the roles the immigrants and their descendants have played in American life.
Jill Seaholm is Head of Genealogical Services, Swenson Library, Augustana College, Rock Island, Ill. She heads the publication of the Swedish American Genealogist (SAG) and leads the annual Swenson Center SAG Workshop in Salt Lake City.

Location and Hybrid Participation Options

This will be a hybrid program, with the following options available for participating.

  1. In-person attendance - our programs are held at the Minnesota Genealogy Center, 1385 Mendota Heights Road Suite 100 in Mendota Heights, MN.
  2. Virtual – The Zoom link will be emailed to all members before the program.
  3. A recording will be available if you can’t attend in-person or virtually.
No registration is required for members.