Founded in Seattle in 1892 as the Swedish Club, The Swedish Cultural Center has grown from modest beginnings to become a prominent presence in the Pacific Northwest community. Membership consists not only of Scandinavians, but people of many cultural backgrounds.
The Swedish Cultural Center is a nonprofit organization with the objective
of promoting a better understanding between the United States and the Scandinavian
countries, through learning about, practicing and celebrating the culture
and traditions of Scandinavia, with an emphasis on Sweden.
Completed in 1961, the current building overlooks beautiful Lake Union and
downtown Seattle, and is ideally located just a few minutes north of downtown
Seattle. It serves its members as well as visitors and guests from other
parts of the United States and Scandinavia. Among our several prominent
visitors over the years has been the Swedish King, Carl XVI Gustaf.
The Center hosts a variety of educational and cultural events and celebrates
traditional Swedish and American holidays.