Swedish Roots


The exhibition Swedish Roots gives a glimpse of a number of different emigrant destinies. Some are well known and some are lesser known. Did you know that Oscar Hedström from Lönneberga in Kalmar designed the first motorcycle prototype for the Indian Motorcycle Company, or that in 1903 he broke the speed record for motorcycles at 90 km/h?

Or that one of the leading figures in early swimming in America was Swedish Margareta “Greta” Johansson who won Sweden’s first female Olympic gold in 1912?

The exhibition is made as a large wall collage where different interesting peoples swedish roots are presented.