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Youth and Family Programs

American Swedish Institute's Youth and Family Programming is extensive, varied, fun and welcoming to kids of all skill levels and backgrounds and their grownups. The ASI's eclectic range of creative activities and offerings includes the Turnblad Mansion's Third Floor Family Gallery with rotating installations and a interactive play area, our regular Family Days and Kids at the Castle events, Youth Slöjd (Craft) workshops, and our extended school year class sessions such as Svenska Skolan, for kids ages 4 to 13, mixing Swedish with fun, music and games, and På Gång, a Sunday afternoon Swedish class/social club for teens.


Language & Culture

  • Announcing! Lillalag

    Announcing Lillalag - Learn Swedish Tunes on the Fiddle

    • Sunday, October 1, 2017 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
    Announcing! Lillalag This is a special opportunity for young players of stringed instruments! Join the group and earn traditional Swedish tunes as played by the ASI Spelmanslag in a four week course this fall, beginning Sunday October 1 for 4 Sundays. We will learn a new tune each week, the history of the music, and how it is living on and thriving in Sweden today. No age requirements. Folk music is best learned by ear. This will be our approach.
    Cost: FREE! There is no cost for this course. Learning CDs and other materials will be provided free of charge. Our hope is to share our love for this rich musical tradition with a new generation here at the American Swedish Institute.
    or (612) 871-4907
  • Blue Eyed Blonde

    Blue Eyed Blondes: Home – Where is it?

    • Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 6:30pm
    With Swedish songs, both traditional and modern, as their travel companion, the Swedish folk and country duo Blue Eyed Blondes is on tour to retrace their roots and a family history of immigration. They seek to explore common factors between the past and the present and tell stories about Swedish immigrants’ life changing journeys. Their music expresses restlessness, a longing for a home and the courage to follow a dream of a new life lived somewhere else.
    Cost: Included with Museum Admission. $10 adults, $7 ages 62 and above, $5 ages 6-18 and full-time students with ID. FREE for ASI members and kids ages 5 and under.
    or 612-871-4907