The American Swedish Institute, founded in 1929 by Swan J. Turnblad, is a historic house/museum offering a variety of programs designed to celebrate Swedish culture. The Turnblad mansion, which houses the Institute, is on the National Register of Historic Places. The museum, located within the mansion, showcases the Institute’s collection of Swedish glass, decorative and fine arts, textiles, and items from Sweden. Recognizing the ethnic diversity that surrounds it in the Twin Cities metropolitan area, the Institute aims to broaden its own “community” by relating to other heritage-based cultures in the Upper Midwest.
Address: 2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55407