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PERMANENT DISPLAYS

The Rev. Halland Room

You may begin with a short video of the Halland story. Then explore the rest of the room for many artifacts  - coins, a loom, and trunks that held a migrant's possessions for the the trip to the United States -- and much more.  

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A. M. Kirkeberg Classroom

Visit a classroom from the turn of the century. Sit in the student desks, explore the books they used for learning. Imagine yourself with the same room with students of all different ages. 

 
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Gustav Mathilda Ossian Foyer

In the entry hall the display includes several Swedish coffeepots and Mrs. Olson (Virginia Christine) who made herself and Folger's coffee famous. She allows selfies! A mural showing the trip from Sweden to Stanton towers over 3 display cases. 

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A. M. Kirkeberg Classroom

The desks, blackboards, and general setting are as it was in the early 1900's. Who remembers ink wells?

The Community Room

Known officially as the Dorothy Larmon Brown room, it includes a wall of photos, etc. from 1920 to 1950. Another wall features the Children's Home. There are tables and chairs for visiting (coffee is often available). or reading some of the historical details from the growing collection of thousands of items in the library.  

The Community Room is a wonderful place for small gatherings. It has several round tables with chairs and a small kitchen. Contact the Center for rental information.

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Second Floor

First above you is the horse-drawn sleigh and a horse-hide blanket below. A row of military uniforms once worn by local citizens is right around the corner.

(This floor is handicap accessible.)

Baseball in Stanton

Bats, gloves and lots of photos illustrate the history of baseball in Stanton (particularly the town team). Remember the Anderson Ball Park as it once was (see the mural) and as it is today (2015 photo) See the team that played in the national tournament in 1936.

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Second Floor - There's More

On the north side - A mural depicts an Ioway tribe camp, with a time-line and artifacts below.

On the south side - FFA (Future Farmers of America) artifacts, barbed wire display, wooden windmill head, horse drawn plow, old basketball floor, band uniforms, Rev. Smith's desk and family history items.. and so much more. 

Bank Display

The Liljedahls donated the cashier's cage and other furnishings from the Essex First National Bank - including the vault. You are welcome to explore them all. 

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Outside Grounds

To the east - go inside the one-room school house. It was the former Cramer school south in Page County. Behave yourself - there's dunce chair. 

To the south - wind your way to the largest Swedish coffeepot - built in 1914 as a water tower, painted and altered to look like a coffeepot in 1971. In 2015 it was transported to this spot and repainted. Now all can enjoy its beauty. 

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Gift Shop

Gift items

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Christmas Items
Christmas Items

Christmas Items

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Visit Our
Gift Shop

Dala Horses

Swedish Glass

Swedish Cookbooks

Christmas Decorations

Swedish Linens

Swedish Tiles

Swedish Jewelry

Coffee Mugs

Figurines

and Much More!

Gift Shop Open During Regular Business Hours or by Appointment

Click on side arrows in images to scroll through Gift Shop selections.

 
 
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SCHEDULE A TOUR

Please call the center to schedule a tour for groups or for yourself - if other than regular open hours. 

Call 712-829-2840 - first. If no answer try, 712-313-8522. 

On request we may provide coffee and pastries at the end of the tour for a nominal charge.

General Admission Fee - $5.00/adult

Call to schedule a tour 712-829-2840

 

ANNUAL MEMBERSHIPS

You can help support the Swedish Heritage and Cultural Center with your Annual Membership payment. Memberships and donations pay for the building maintenance and utilities and help with project expenses.

Just click on the link to complete the membership form and send to the address on the form.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR FINANCIAL SUPPORT!

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Chris Nelson

Carrol Peterson

President

Sheila Mainquist

Member at Large

Don Hicks

Advisory Board

Paul Olson

Vice President

Secretary

Bev Palmquist

John Sellergen

Member at Large

Member at Large

Dennis Burke

Advisory Board

Garnet Requist

Treasurer

Mike Lundgren

Newsletter Editor

Robert Rossander

Advisory Board

 
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