Gammelgården 2016
Museum Calendar

2016 Exhibit Focus:
Swedish Hand Work: Hammer & Blade

Swedish Language Classes:
Spring Classes: Mondays, April 18 - May 23 (6 weeks)

Beginning class at 5-6; Intermediate class at 6-7; Advanced class at 7-8.

Reservations are required and can be made by calling 651-433-5053. Cost for Spring Session $60.00 includes materials.

Opening Weekend - Swedish Handwork: Hammer & Blade

Friday – Sunday April 29, 30, and May 1
2016 Exhibition featuring Swedish Hand Work: Hammer and Blade in the Immigrant Life.


Swedish Hand Work: Hammer and Blade

April 29 through October 31
2016 Exhibition featuring Swedish Hand Work and the immigrant life.

Worship in the GammelKyrkan Resumes with Holy Communion
Sunday May 29 through September 4

Worship at 8:00 a.m. each summer Sunday in the oldest Lutheran church in Minnesota

Immigrant for a Day – 5th Annual Museum of Minnesota May Event

Sunday May 29 - Also Swedish Mother’s Day!

1:00 to 4:00pm
Experience what it is like to be an immigrant making a life in Amerika in the mid 1800’s. Immigrant Inspired Activities in all of our Historic Buildings! Free event for families.


Scandia Butik Scarf Exchange and Trunk Show

June 4

10:00 - noon
Bring your gently used, clean scarves to trade/share with others. Zarna Raheja from Scarves & Glitters will demonstrate scarf techniques and tips. Enjoy coffee and treats. FREE EVENT.

Gammelgarden windmill


Scandia Farmer’s Market

Wednesdays beginning June 8 – September 28

June 8- Celebrate American Girl Kirsten Larson’s Birthday and dedication of the Little Free Library!
Market open through September 22

Butik & Valkhommen Hus Open until 6:30 pm!

Opens on Gammelgården Museum’s Front Yard! 3:30pm to 6:30pm


Midsommar Dag

Saturday June 25
Historic Buildings and Arts and Crafts Fair open at 10:00
Gazebo Food Sales begin at 10:30
Smörgåsbord at Elim Church opens at 11:00: Cost $12.00 adult/ $8.00 child
Children’s Activities 10:30 to 12:30
Raising of the Majstång followed by program and entertainers 1:00
More information: 651-433-5053

Bluegrass and Lemonade in the Shade

Fourth Summer Sunday of the Month – June 26 through September 25:

Hours: 2:00 to 4:00
Come on back for the sixth summer of pickin’, plunkin’, harmonizin’ and enjoying a lazy Sunday afternoon with pick-up Bluegrass music. Come to play or enjoy in the shaded back yard of Gammelgården Museum in Scandia. Free lemonade for all ... no charge for playin’ or listenin’. Free. A great event for families.

Dala-Palooza! A Celebration of Sweden’s Famous Dala Horses.

3 Dates for 2016: Thursday July 14; Saturday August 6 and Saturday, September 17

Hours: 10:00 to 3:00 (Children ages 6 and above, accompanied by an adult).
Design and Paint your own Dala Horse to take home; Meet a real Dala Horse; Play games and Enjoy a Swedish Picnic in the Gazebo!

$45.00 Member Price. $50.00 Non-member price.

24 maximum per day. A great event for families.

Comin' to Amerika Day Camp for Children

One Session Only in 2016! July 19 & 21
This popular 2 day camp gives elementary students the opportunity to experience immigration and a new life in Amerika.
Cost: $35/

Reservations are required. Downloadable reservation form under Children’s Programs.


Little Immigrants

What was it like to be a child in the 1800's? Learn games and songs and attend school! Especially created as a Girl Scout Gold Award for children k-3rd grade and for children with special needs.


August 1, 10:30 to 2:30
Cost: $15.00


Reservations are required.

Small Green Frog -Små Grodorna Day Camp for Children

Session Dates: August 8 - 12

4th Grade to 8th Grade

More information from under children's programs on our website.
Cost: $120.00


Reservations are required.

26th Spelmansstämma – The Immigrant Fiddle Fest

Saturday, August 20
Celebrating the Immigrant Fiddle with musical entertainment, dancing and Food!


Free. A great event for families.

Scandia TACO DAZE & 4th Annual Running of the Meatballs fundraiser before 3:00 Parade
September 10

Swedish Language Classes

Fall Classes: Mondays, Sept 12—Oct 31 (8 weeks)

Beginning class at 5-6; Intermediate class at 6-7;
Advanced class at 7-8.

Cost: Fall Session $80.00 includes materials.

Reservations are required and can be made by calling 651-433-3792

Annie's Swedish Coffee Parties

September 10, October 8, November 12, December 3 & 10

Annie, Gammelgården’s longest resident, is the inspiration behind our Swedish 3-course Coffee Party. Sept & Oct includes Tour of historic buildings; Nov & Dec includes History/Swedish Jul Program 10:00am. and 1pm
Cost: $15.00 person

Reservations/Payment in Full are required.
(Reservations close the Thursday before each party.) Please call: 651-433-5053


Girls & Dolls Tea Party

October 15 at 10:00am & 16 at 1:00pm
For girls and dolls 6 to 96 – a fancy tea party with stories, games, dances, crafts and music!
Cost: $20.00

Reservations/Deposit required.
Call 651-433-5053 for information. Bring your Doll!


Legend of Lucia Girls & Dolls Tea Party

November 19 at 10:00 am & 20 at 1:00 pm; December 17 at 10:00 am & 18 at 1:00 pm
For girls and dolls 6 to 96 – a fancy tea party with stories, games, dances, crafts and music all about the legend of Lucia.
Cost: $20.00

Reservations/Deposit required.
Call 651-433-5053 for information. Bring your Doll!



Swedish Sausage (Korv) Making
Saturday, Sunday November 5 at 10:00 and Sunday November 6 at 1pm

Two recipes of Swedish KORV will be made and taken home.

Class held at Elim Lutheran Church in Scandia – up the hill from the museum. Cost $25.00/person, includes lunch.

Reservations/Deposit after October 1. 651-433-5053


Lutfisk and Meatball Dinner

Thursday, November 17

Served at Elim Lutheran Church Serving times: 11:30, 1:00, 4:00 and 5:30
Cost: $20/ person. Advance tickets available October 1st at Scandia Butik or 651-433-5053

Be sure to stop in the Butik at our annual sale with 15% discount on ALL items.


Lucia Dagen 2016

Sunday, December 11

$15/ adults $5.00/children under 12
Gammelgården continues this beloved Swedish Jul Tradition! Candlelight Swedish prayer service in the Gammel Krykan: 6:00 am and 8:30 am. Jul Fest Breakfast & Svenskarnas Dag Choir Lucia Program: 7:00 am and 9:00 am. Tickets available at the door. Pictures with Lucia following the program.

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