American Swedish Institute
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|Facility:||American Swedish Institute|
|Description:||The museum, located within the historic Turnblad mansion, showcases the Institute's collection of Swedish glass, decorative and fine arts, textiles, and items from Sweden. The permanent exhibit "Swedish Life in the Twin Cities" explores the local Swedish-American community through photographs, diaries, vintage recordings and immigrant artifacts. It took 200 craftsmen and 4 years to build the Turnblad mansion. Built for newspaper publisher Swan J. Turnblad, the house was completed in 1908 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. This fine example of turn-of-the-century chateauesque architecture is filled with intricately carved oak, walnut and mahogany interiors. Painted plaster sculpturing decorates the ceilings. The centerpiece of the 33-room mansion is a two-story grand entrance hall. The house also features eleven unique Swedish porcelain tile stoves called kakelugnar.|
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|Address 1:||2600 Park Avenue S.|
|V I S I T I N G I N F O|
|Admission:||$7 for adults
$6 ages 62 and above
$4 ages 6-18 and full-time students with ID
Children under six are admitted free.
Admission is free for members of the American Swedish Institute.
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