Welcome to The House of Emigrants

The House of Emigrants is being renovated

The House of Emigrants will open an updated version of the exhibition “The Dream of America” in the spring/summer of 2021. Meanwhile the research department remains open for visitors or genealogical services via e-mail.

About The House of Emigrants

The House of Emigrants, situated in historical Swedish emigration district of Kronoberg, houses exhibitions, archives, library and research.

The permanent exhibition The Dream of America presents an in-depth look at all aspects of the Swedish Emigration Period and emigration to North America 1846-1930. The Dream of America is closed for renovations.

The Moberg Room gives a representation of local author Vilhelm Moberg (1898-1973) and his work on The Emigrants novel series. With original manuscripts, proof copies and source material, you’ll be able to see how Moberg breathed life into the emigration experience.

In the Research Room you have the opportunity to do genealogy with assistance from experienced staff, or dig deeper into the Swedish Emigrant Institute’s unique archives and library.