Minnesota was settled by thousands of Swedish immigrants beginning in the 1850s and extending into the early twentieth century. In addition to the well-settled Minneapolis and St. Paul urban neighborhoods, the beautiful area of the St. Croix River Valley, which forms the boundary between Minnesota and Wisconsin, was one of the many sites appealing to early settlers. The communities of Stillwater and Marine on St. Croix, along with the so-called “slum” of Swede Hollow on the east side of St. Paul and the American Swedish Institute in Minneapolis, will be the foci of our weekend.
Join us for the 2017 Spring meeting which will take place April 21-22 in Minneapolis, MN. The weekend will include a visit to Swede Hollow and a program at the American Swedish Institute. For more information and registration please see the Tour Newsletter and Registration Form below.