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March 17, 2014

The American Swedish History Museum Hosts Waffle Day And Opens A New Pippi Longstocking Exhibit On Sunday, March 23

The American Swedish Historical Museum in FDR Park invites young and old to enjoy traditional waffles and a brand-new exhibit this Sunday, March 23. (Photo courtesy ASHM)

On Sunday, March 23, the American Swedish History Museum hosts two exciting events sure to satisfy Philadelphians’ cravings for waffles and whimsy.

First, take part in one of Sweden’s most delicious traditions: Waffle Day. In Sweden, this celebration marks the long-awaited start of spring, and families gather together to enjoy crispy, heart-shaped waffles.

At the museum, $10 ($6 for kids 2-12) buys admission as well as a feast of freshly baked waffles with jam and whipped cream. Pay at the door or register ahead of time online.

After you chow down on a hearty breakfast, be one of the first to view the museum’s latest exhibit, Do You Know Pippi Longstocking? Author Astrid Lindgren first introduced this beloved literary character in 1945, and since then, her story has been translated into more than 90 languages.

This new display pays homage to literature’s favorite red-haired, freckle-faced heroine. Kids can explore Pippi’s home, experiment in her kitchen, and discover her cabinet of treasures.

From 2 to 4 p.m., a special opening reception will include Pippi-themed arts and crafts, story reading and a museum gallery hunt. Check the museum’s calendar online for a full slate of events related to the exhibit.

Waffle Day at the American Swedish Historical Museum
When: Sunday, March 23, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: 1900 Pattison Avenue
Cost: $10 for adults, $6 for kids 2-12, free for kids under 2
More info: www.americanswedish.org

Do You Know Pippi Longstocking? Exhibit at the American Swedish Historical Museum
When: March 23-February 16, 2015
Where: 1900 Pattison Avenue
Cost: $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and students, $4 for children 5-11, free for children under 5
More info: www.americanswedish.org

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Jane says:

This is a beautiful place and waffle day should be a hit.