Celebrating Swedish culture, past, present and future
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 Nordic Cultural Center. SHS strives for the preservation of Swedish-American history and Nordic culture of Rockford through such activities as the conservation of artifacts, museum displays, events and educational programs.
Erlander Home Museum 404 S. 3rd Street, Rockford, IL 61104
Nordic Cultural Center 327 S. 3rd Street, Rockford, IL 61104
Mailing Address: 404 S. 3rd Street , Rockford, IL 61104
Offices are located: 327 S. 3rd Street, Rockford, IL 61104