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Swe Ame Museum

Swe Ame Museum

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TheDreamofAmerica:SwedishImmigrationtoChicago
ExhibitScavengerHunt
'Canyouspottheobjects?Usethesecluestofindartifactsintheexhibitandlearntheirstories!
Startatthe
Trunks
atthetopofthegrandstaircaseandmovecounterclockwisearoundtheexhibit.Goodluck!
(Outofrespectfortheseirreplaceableartifacts,pJeaserememberto
findtheobjectswithyoureyesandnotyourhands.thankyou!)
 
AttheTrunks:Findanitemwith"MALM"writtenonthetop.
ThiswasbroughtfromSwedentoAmerica1910
by
ateenagegirl
namedGun1ll1d.
IntheStuga:Findsomethingwoodenyouwearonyourfeet.Manyfarmersin19thcenturySwedenworethese,theywerecheapandeasytomakewiththeabundanceoftreesinthecountry.TheSwedishAmericanLine:FindanSALsouveniryoumightsendbackhomewithagreeting.Inthelate19thandearly20thcenturies,theseitemswereaverypopularwaytokeepintouchwithfamilyandfriendsbackinSweden.ImmigrantWallofHonor/EllisIsland:Findaphotoofamotheranddaughterinaframe.ElinandBirgittaarrivedatEllisIslandfromSwedenin1924-thefullstoryoftheirEllisIslandexperienceishighlightedneartheirphotograph.ThroughtheArchway:LookupattheAndersonvilleMuralabovethemaps-canyoufindabuildingthatlookslikealogcabin?ThatiswhatthefrontoftheMuseumlookedlikewhen
it
wasfoundedin1976.Onthewalltotherightofthemaps:Findaphotoofaschoolbuilding.The'Andersenville'school,originallylocatedatthecomerofClarkS1.andFosterAve.isthoughtbymanytobethenamesake
for
theneighborhood,(despitethespellingdifference!)AttheCarpenter'sShop:Findanornatelycarvedarm-chairThisitemwasmadebyFredericJohanssoninSwedenandhebroughtitwithhimwhenhemoved
to
Chicagoin1900.
 
IIItheGroceryStore:Findsomethingusedtogrindcoffee.CoffeeisthecenterofaSwedishtraditionknownas"fika,"whichisabreakforcoffeeandsnacks!InReligiousLife:FindsomethinggoldthataSwedishbridemightwear.ThisChristianweddingtraditiondatesbacktotheMiddleAgesinSweden.IntheParlor:Findaninstrumentyoupumpwithyourfeet.ThisinstrumentwasimportedfromSwedenandwasmade
by
afamousSwedishinstrumentmaker!(hint:ithasblackandwhitekeys.)IntheKitchen:Findacolorfulrooster.Thisitemishandcrafted,similartotheSwedishDalaHorse.ManySwedesconsideritasignofgoodlucktohavetheimageofroosterintheirkitchen.TraditionsCorner:Findaninstrumentwithbothstringsandkeys.ThisitemisconsideredthenationalinstrumentofSwedenandiswidelyusedinSwedishtalkmusic.
\
ClubsandSocialGroups:Findagroupofyoungmeninstripedshirts.Inearly20thcenturyChicago,manySwedishimmigrants
formed
clubsforsports,music,danceandsocialization.BollingImmigrantRoom:Findanitemoffurnitureusedfordrawing.PerBolling,aSwedishimmigrant,usedthisitemtodesignmanymachinesforhisbusiness,whichwasincrediblysuccessfulandevenhadinternationalbranches!RaoulWallenbergRoom:Findsomethinglargeinthecenteroftheroom,surroundedbyseats.ThisitemwasoriginallyusedformeetingsattheSwedishConsulateofficeinChicago.

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