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Swedish immigration exhibit opens July 7

“For a Better Life” is a new exhibit on Swedish immigration running July 7-29 at the Nordic Center, 23 N Lake Ave., Duluth.

In addition to the authentic artifacts, informational panels will explain when the Swedish people emigrated and why. See pictures of the ships they traveled on; learn where they settled in the Midwest; gain insights into their daily lives, the work they chose and the homes they built. Gifts given to Duluth by its sister city Vaxjo will also be on display.

Opening reception is Friday, July 11, 7-9 p.m. Swedish hors d’oeuvres will be served.

The Nordic Center exhibit times are Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For further information go to