Swedish Influence on the Delaware Valley: Lecture and Book Signing

Wednesday, August 10, 2011 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
American Swedish Historical Museum 1900 Pattison Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19145
United States

Discover the lasting impact of Swedes and Sweden on the Philadelphia region, from the New Sweden colony to IKEA. Join us on Wednesday August 10th, as Dr. Margaret Thorell discusses this history and her new book, Swedes of the Delaware Valley (2011). Through historical photos and documents, Dr. Thorell will tell the stories of Swedes' often overlooked contributions to the Delaware Valley region. 

Dr. Thorell is a first-generation Swedish American whose family came to the United States in 1906. A freelance writer and academic, she has written extensively on Swedish arts and culture. She is currently writing a book about Karin Larsson, wife of Sweden's most beloved painter, Carl Larsson.

$5 for member. $10 for non-members.

Call (215) 389 - 1776 or email [email protected] for more information. 

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