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Become an ASI Member

ASI members enjoy free admission to the Mansion and reduced prices on events, classes, and workshops. Start exploring ASI today!

As a member of the American Swedish Institute, you join a community that values engaging with others locally and connecting globally. From sharing stories about the immigrant experience to exploring Swan and Christina’s Turnblad’s historic mansion to discovering art, handcraft and cultural traditions old and new, you help us offer opportunities for people to connect their pasts to a shared future. We invite you to join today and make the ASI a gathering place for you, your friends, family and for all!

All ASI members receive:

  • Free admission to the Turnblad Mansion during open hours
  • 10% discount at the ASI Museum Store and ShopSwedish.com
  • Subscription to Posten newsletter and access to our online newsletter, Klipp!
  • Free or discounted admission to select films, lectures, concerts, dinners, and special events
  • Reduced tuition for select classes and workshops
  • Free use of library and archives during open hours

PLUS Reciprocal admission privileges to these and other organizations in the United States and Sweden. See attached ROAM list for complete information.

  • Swedish American Museum Center (Chicago, IL)
  • Gammelgården (Scandia, MN)
  • American Swedish Historical Museum (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Nordic Heritage Museum (Seattle, WA)
  • Erlander Home Museum (Rockford, IL)
  • Carl Larsson-gården (Sundborn, Sweden)
  • Dalarnas Museum (Falun, Sweden)

Basic membership levels

Full-time student (under 26)—$25
Individual—$50
Individual Plus—$60
Includes one adult member and one free guest admission per visit
Dual—$65
Includes two named adult members
Household—$75
Includes two adults and all children ages 18 and under living in the household
Non-resident household (must live over 50 miles from the Twin Cities)—$50
Includes two adults and all children ages 18 and under living in the household

Contributing membership levels

Supporter—$125

  • Includes four free guest passes

Non-resident Contributor(must live over 50 miles from the Twin Cities)—$200

  • Includes four free guest passes
  • Reciprocal membership benefits at hundreds of participating ROAM institutions

Patron—$250

  • Includes four free guest passes
  • Reciprocal membership benefits at hundreds of participating ROAM institutions
  • One free gift household membership for friends and family

Linnaeus—$500

  • Includes four free guest passes
  • Reciprocal membership benefits at hundreds of participating ROAM institutions
  • One free gift household membership for friends and family
  • Recognition in annual report

Three Crowns—$1000

  • Includes four free guest passes
  • Reciprocal membership benefits at hundreds of participating ROAM institutions
  • One free gift household membership for friends and family
  • Recognition in annual report
  • Behind-the-scenes tour for four people

Life—$3000

  • Includes four free guest passes
  • Reciprocal membership benefits at hundreds of participating ROAM institutions
  • One free gift household membership for friends and family
  • Recognition in annual report
  • Behind-the-scenes tour for four people
  • Name listed on the Life Member Recognition Board

Membership Slide show

  • Bruce Karstadt welcome visitors to ASI
    Bruce Karstadt, ASI President/CEO welcomes visitors to ASI.
  • Mike & Debbie Mierkiewicz
    Mike & Debbie Mierkiewicz Celebrate their 21st Anniversary on an ASI Glögg Tour
  • Swedish Room 2016
    Swedish Holiday Room 2016
  • Get to know ASI through Cocktails at the Castle.
    Get to know ASI through Cocktails at the Castle.
  • Glogg tour
    People celebrate together at ASI.
  • Midsommer is free for Members and brings families together.
    Midsommer is free for Members and brings families together.
  • Lantern Lit Glögg Tours
    Lantern Lit Glögg Tours