Excursion to the American Swedish Institute: Sunday, May 14, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Cost is $15 (includes fika). Cab fares from the Hyatt Regency approximately $10. The ASI will provide storage for luggage for those who check out prior to the event.
We are also pleased to offer attendees a visit to the institution that is in many ways at the very center of the Scandinavian American cultural revival in the Twin Cities, namely the American Swedish Institute. Participants should arrive at the ASI by 10:00 AM Sunday (just a short cab ride from the conference hotel) for a guided tour, led by Byron Nordstrom (Professor Emeritus, Gustavus Adolphus College), of the remarkable exhibit of West Nordic fashion and design entitled “The Weather Diaries.” A short film describing a previous version of the exhibit is available here. At 11:00 AM we will formally close the conference with fika provided by the ASI staff.