Thursday, November 20, 2014

American Swedish Institute: November 29 Fifth Saturday Outing

This month has five Saturdays which means it's time for a special outing. This fifth Saturday lands on November 29 - two days after Thanksgiving - and what better way to kick off the Christmas season than a visit to the American Swedish Institute (ASI) Christmas Rooms exhibit! This exhibit begins in mid-November and features five rooms of the Turnblad Mansion (aka "the Castle") decorated in the holiday tradition of the five Nordic countries.

In addition to the Christmas rooms, there are lots of other rooms and exhibits to explore, as well as a wonderful gift shop. And even though this is not a crochet exhibit, it's sure to inspire your creativity and put you in a holiday mood!

In the spirit of our outings, this is an informal gathering with a flexible schedule. Here what we have planned:

  •  8:30 AM - If you like to get out and about early, join us in FIKA (Cafe) at the ASI for cofee and chat. (FIKA is located just inside the entrance to the ASI, you can't miss it.)
  • 10:00 AM - Join us for a self-guided tour of the Turnblad Mansion, where the Christmas rooms and other exhibit areas are located.
* Note there is an admission charge for the self-guided tour but it is very reasonable and well worth the money ($9 adults, $7 seniors, $5 kids).

The ASI is located at 2600 Park Avenue in Minneapolis - and has an ample parking lot immediately adjacent to the entrance.

We hope you can join us for this special outing - and if you can't, do consider putting the ASI on your list of places to visit this holiday season!