On Saturday, October 6, 2012, Their Majesties King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden were in South Minneapolis to attend a dedication ceremony for the new Nelson Cultural Center. Please click here for more information about the event as well as to watch a news report. To learn more about the Nelson Cultural Center please visit their official website here.
Their Majesties also attended a reception held in their honor at the Governor of Minnesota’s residence, Mark Dayton. According to the newspaper, Twin Cities, Governor Dayton recently proclaimed, “…Saturday as ‘American Swedish Institute Day’…” in recognition of the “… heritage and bonds shared by Minnesota and Sweden.”