The American Swedish Institute serves as a gathering place for people to share stories and experiences around universal themes of tradition, migration, craft, and the arts, all informed by enduring ties to Sweden. The American Swedish Institute, a museum and cultural center of distinguished history and international reputation, exists to:
- Preserve and share the landmark 1908 Turnblad mansion;
- Celebrate and teach about Sweden and Swedish-America; and,
- Promote and practice the values of respect for all peoples and the environment that are exemplified in the Nordic countries.
The American Swedish Institute will be a museum and cultural center of international reputation where people will gather to connect their pasts to their shared future, to understand their heritage in relationship to other cultural and social experiences, and to appreciate their roles as citizens of the globe.