The Swedish American Line: An Exhibition Opening at the American Swedish Historical Museum

Date: 
Thursday, August 2, 2012 - 5:30pm
Location: 
1900 Pattison Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19145
United States

This new exhibition at the American Swedish Historical Museum opens on Thursday, August 2nd, 2012 at 5:30pm, and highlights the historic Swedish American Line. Refreshments, including food and drinks inspired by the ships' menus, will be served and collector Torsten Torstensson will give a presentation at 6pm. The opening is free with museum admission.

From 1915- 1975, the Swedish American Line (SAL) offered its passengers travel in beauty, comfort, entertainment, and style. From its early days as a passenger fleet for immigrants, to its lavish "Around the World" cruises of the 1960s, SAL played an important role in connecting Scandinavia and America. This exhibition offers visitors a rare glimpse into the "White Viking Fleet's" history on the high seas, its exquisite style, and stories from people who remember it all.
 

Categories
Event Type: 
Educational Events
Event Type: 
Grand Opening
Topic: 
History and Preservation
Topic: 
Museum/Exhibition
Topic: 
Historical Preservation / Archaeology
Global Region: 
Swedish