American Swedish Institute: Art & Travel, Minneapolis, MN

Have you ever driven or walked by a place that pulls you in, invites you to wonder what mystery lies behind its magical walls? The mansion/castle of the American Swedish Institute, Minneapolis, MN is such a place! Filled with history, culture, art, and fabulous special exhibits, it tells a different story of Swedish immigrants to Minnesota than that written in Swede Hollow. Enjoy this colorful blog!

Swede Hollow: Art & Travel, St. Paul, MN

Itching to travel again, I am exploring the world in my backyard, exploring my roots, and engaging with friends I have missed during the pandemic! This journey took us to Swede Hollow Park and neighborhood, St. Paul, MN. We walked in a well-hidden, lush park. It awakened my awareness of my Swedish roots. My blog explores both!

Homage to Sweden: Saints, Artists and Ancestors (Hernmarck)

Today is December 13th, Santa Lucia Day in Sweden! To honor her and this festival of lights, plus my Swedish ancestors and my favorite Swedish artist, textile artist Helena Hernmarck, I’m issuing Homage to Sweden.