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Exhibit: Swedish Nurses The exhibit on display in the Swenson Center's reading room is "Called to Heal: The Work of Swedish Immigrant Nurses." On display through April 20th. Can't visit? Click to check out the virtual exhibit.

Translation Services Do you have letters in old Swedish handwriting? Hire us to translate them! The Swenson Center staff can be hired to translate from Swedish to English. We are fluent in Swedish and English and specialize in (mid-) 19th to 20th Century script.

Swedish American newspaper

Swedish American Newspapers Digitized Now online! Swedish American Newspapers is an online portal which allows users to explore more than 300,000 pages from 28 different Swedish American newspaper titles published across the United States between 1859 and 2007.

Ander Lecture 2016

Now you can watch Dr. Adam Kaul give the 2016 Ander Lecture "Making and Marketing Heritage: Nostalgia, Dissonance, and Sustainability in Bishop Hill, Illinois"

Swedish American Immigration History A brief history of the Swedish mass migration to North America written by Swenson Center Director Dr. Dag Blanck.

People celebrating midsommar

Support The Swenson Center is a nonprofit organization that depends entirely on donations from generous people like you. Consider becoming a member today!

Denkmann

Location The Swenson Center is located in Denkmann Memorial Hall on Augustana College's campus in Rock Island, IL.

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Hours Monday-Friday 9:00am-12:00pm & 1:00pm-4:30pm. Please make an appointment. During the summer, the Center will close at 12:00pm on Fridays.