Swedish American Museum Center
Lonely Planet review for Swedish American Museum Center
The permanent collection at this small storefront museum focuses on the lives of the Swedes who originally settled Chicago. In that sense it reflects the dreams and aspirations of many of the groups who have poured into the city since it was founded. You can check out some of the items people felt were important to bring with them on their journey to America. Butter churns, traditional bedroom furniture, religious relics and more are all included. The children’s section lets kids climb around on a steamship and milk fake cows.