The Swedish Historical Society of Rockford was established in 1938 by a group from Rockford after visiting the 300th anniversary of the arrival of Swedes in North America. This celebration was held in Delaware, where once there was a Swedish colony. The Society was officially formed on January 31, 1939 and incorporated in Illinois as a not-for-profit corporation on November 29, 1950.
The Swedish Historical Society is organized exclusively for historical, educational, and charitable purposes. In harmony with this purpose is the operation of the Erlander Home Museum and the preservation of Swedish-American history and culture of Rockford through such activities as the conservation of artifacts, museum displays and educational programs.
Swedish Historical Society of Rockford, IL continues to host events to promote Swedish history and culture. Please check out our news and events and participate, as a spectator, participant, or an SHS volunteer.
- March 19 Swedish Historical Society Annual Meeting
- May 6: Rockford Swedish Historical Society Kubb Tournament
Date: May 6th, 2017
Location: Ingersoll Centennial Park, 315 S. First Street, Rockford, IL, 61104 (map)
Kubb United is partnering with Rockford Area Convention & Visitors Bureau, Swedish Historical Society of Rockford and Gigi's Playhouse to present the 2017 Rockford Swedish Historical Society Kubb Tournament. Concessions provided by Swedish Soul Fusion.
The tournament will take place on Saturday, May 6, 2017, at Ingersoll Centennial Park. Registration begins at 7:45AM and play starts at 9:00AM.
- Welcome 2017
- Jultid with Swedish Historical