American Swedish Institute

The American Swedish Institute (ASI) is a non-profit educational and research organization and museum in the Phillips West neighborhood of Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States. The organization is dedicated to the preservation and study of the historic role Sweden and Americans of Swedish heritage have played in US culture and history. Its programs include the Svea Club, Swedish language-teaching society and the Turnblad Mansion Museum which features exhibits and special events.

The American Swedish Institute is housed in a turn-of-the-century mansion that was built for Swedish immigrants Swan and Christina Turnblad.

The transition from private residence to museum happened in 1929 when the family donated the house and the newspaper to establish the American Institute for Swedish Arts, Literature and Science (later changed to the American Swedish Institute). Turnblad stated that he had long planned for the home to be a Swedish-American institute. The mansion is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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