The Swedish Cultural Society (Svenska Kulturförbundet) was founded in Seattle in 1921 to promote Swedish culture and language. A non-profit organization, we organize activities for all ages, and welcome anyone who speaks Swedish or is interested in Swedish culture.

For more information, please email us at

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Påskris och semlor

Come join us at the Swedish Cultural Center for an afternoon decorating "påskris" (Swedish feathered sticks used for Easter decorations) and eating semlor (delicious cream buns with almond paste). Coffee will also be provided.

ALL AGES. Members, guests, and visitors welcome!

FREE for members and children 12 and under. $5 for nonmembers 13 and up.

Please RSVP via our Evite so we can get an idea of how many semlor to get. :)

Sunday, March 16th
1:00 - 2:30pm
1920 Dexter Ave N
Seattle, WA 98109

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Marianne Forssblad Recieves Norway's Medal of St. Olav

Press Release from the Nordic Heritage Museum:


March 10, 2008 —(Seattle, WA) It is a pleasure and honor for Kim Nesselquist, Consul of Norway to announce that His Majesty the King of Norway on January 7, 2008 has bestowed upon Marianne Forssblad the Medal of St. Olav for her outstanding service of Norwegian and Nordic interests during her 27 years of service as the Director of the Nordic Heritage Museum in Seattle.

Founded by HM King Haakon the 7th on March 17, 1939 as a reward for services in advancing knowledge of Norway abroad and for strengthening the bonds between expatriate Norwegians and their descendants and their country of residence.

Eric Nelson, the new Executive Director of the Nordic Heritage Museum adds “I’d like to personally congratulate Marianne Forssblad on her extensive contributions and accomplishments during her 27 years here at the Museum.”

The medal is of silver and bears a crown, with the head of the reigning King in profile and his name and motto on the obverse, and the Cross of St. Olav on the reverse. The medal is the property of the person on whom it is conferred and is worn suspended from the ribbon of the Order of St. Olav on the left breast.

A special reception by invitation will be held in Marianne Forssblad’s honor Tuesday, March 25, 2008 from 6:30pm to 8:00pm at the Nordic Heritage Museum.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Kulturen - March 2008

Please click here to download this month's Kulturen.

Friday, February 29, 2008


Fri, Feb 29th – Sun, March 2nd, 2008
Trollhaugen Lodge (Sons of Norway) in the Cascade Mountains

A weekend at the Trollhaugen Lodge (Sons of Norway) has become a winter tradition for Svenska Kulturförbundet. There are rooms with 4, 6, and 8 beds, for 56 total beds. The ski slope starts right outside the door. Skis and snowshoes are available for rent.

Dinner (chili and salad) will be served on Friday evening. Bring your own food for the other meals. We have a potluck on Saturday evening. Also be sure to bring your own bedding and pillows. There is a ping pong table and a hot tub to be enjoyed by all.

It’s a great way to get out into nature and to spend time with other Swedish speakers. You are also welcome to come up just for the day.

Kulturförbundet subsidizes the prices for SKF members. Send in a check with the registration form to reserve your place.

Thanks to Eva Pavoni for helping to organize this weekend!

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Knytkalas och Bokbyte

Potluck & Book/Magazine Exchange
Sat, February 9th, 6:30pm
At the home of Mark Hammarlund and Jan Peterson

Bring a dish to share and any Swedish novels, books, or magazines that you want to give away. You can exchange them for some new reading! Call Jan or Mark to let them know you are coming and what you would like to bring.


2121 North 143rd Street
Seattle, WA 98133
(206) 361-6206

From I-5, take the NE 145th St. Exit (Exit # 73)
Go WEST on 145th St.
Turn LEFT (south) at the first stoplight – 1st Ave NE
Turn RIGHT (west) at the first street – 143rd St.
Drive straight 4 blocks. It’s the 2nd house on the left in the dead end.
(Limited parking, so if possible, park outside the dead end.)

Friday, February 1, 2008

Nya styrelsemedlemmar

Just a friendly reminder that we will need a new board for the 2008-2009 year, and we are looking for members interested in taking part. :) Would you like to help shape Kulturförbundet next year? Do you have a suggestion of someone who you think would be fabulous for the job? Let us know!

Important things to note:
1 - This does NOT have to be a huge burden; simple is great.
2 - If you are interested, you ARE qualified. :) So don't doubt yourself.
3 - You won't be alone--you will be working with other talented people on the board.
4 - This is a great opportunity vitalize a unique organization that brings together Swedish culture, language, activities, and friendships. What's not to love?

We are always reachable by email at Vi hörs!

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Kulturen - January 2008

Please click here to download this month's Kulturen.

The Trollhaugen form can be downloaded here.