Swedish Cultural Society

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The Swedish Cultural Society is an important Swedish-American social organization in the United States of America and Canada.

Beginning in the late nineteenth century, a sizable number of Swedish immigrants came to the United States of America. Several thousand of them eventually settled in Cleveland, Ohio and in surrounding communities. In the early twentieth century, these immigrants formed Swedish Cultural Society groups. These groups provided Swedish immigrants a social organization to continue to practice traditional Swedish customs and beliefs. At the time of this writing, the Swedish Cultural Society continues to flourish, with chapters across the United States and Canada.

See Also


  1. Van Tassel, David D., and John J. Grabowski, eds. The Encyclopedia of Cleveland History. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1996.