Noted author and historian, Amandus Johnson was elected to be its president.
From this activity grew a committee to plan ways to preserve the memory of the New Sweden colony which dated to The New Sweden Tricentennial Association was formed which commissioned and published Swedes In America, —Swedish woman reading at museum work of historical research which was edited by Adolph B.
Soon, the first national campaign was underway to erect a Swedish Museum in Philadelphia.
In the fall ofChristian von Schneidau painted the Museum's entrance-hall ceiling and wall murals. The formal public dedication of the Museum took place on June 28, This event was set to coordinate with the th anniversary of Swedisy Swedish arrival on the Delaware shores.
The copper cupola is a copy of the one atop Stockholm City Hall. The Museum has 12 permanent galleries displaying a broad Swedish woman reading at museum interesting collection combining history and culture.
The museum provides a wealth of information about this often unfamiliar period in history. Other galleries, ranging in style from Art Deco to International, concentrate on more recent Swedish contributions.
The Spirit of Raoul Wallenberg Award consists of a cash prize and a specially designed bowl from OrreforsSweden which Ssedish presented to the award recipient at the award ceremony. Past recipients have included A. Ruun of Sudan for his extraordinary efforts to bring peace to the divided state.
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