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.

 

 

The Erlander Home Museum and Office will be CLOSED from December 22nd– January 1st.

The museum and office will re open on  January 2nd, 2018.

If you have any questions during this time, please contact via:

 Email at museum@swedishhistorical.org  or leave a message at: 815-963-5559.

 

 

Cultural Events

Midsommar
Camp Sweden
Movie Night
Glögg & Pepparkakor
Lucia
Julmarknad

 

Erlander Home
Museum


Museum Tours by appointment only

Call 815-963-5559 for your tour.

Please allow one week advance notice.

$7.00 admission for non members.