All exhibits are currently closed

while we move into our new home in downtown Ballard.

Opening May 2018

The Life and Times of Queen Christina of Sweden 

Kids' Theater: Registration Period  

The Life and Times of Queen Christina of Sweden 

Kids' Theater: Registration Period

Join the cast of Seattle Historical Arts for Kids as they present The Life and Times of Queen Christina of Sweden!
Who can participate: Ages 7 to teen, from newcomers to highly experienced with music and/or drama. Roles are also available for teen vocal soloists.
Registration: October 30 – December 1, 2017
Rehearsals: January 7 – February 9, 2018
Performance: February 10, 2018, 1:30pm, for all-ages audience; at Home of the Good Shepherd in Wallingford
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When she became Queen of Sweden in 1632, Christina was only six years old. Growing up, she enjoyed learning fencing with her cousins, studying languages, and inviting musicians to perform at court. She didn't care for dance lessons, or for directing wars — and although all rulers were supposed to get married, she wasn't interested in that either. What she really wanted was to go to Rome and meet Italy's best composers. Soon all of Europe was talking about this unconventional queen and her travels. They even asked: Was Christina a woman or a man? Help bring Christina’s story to life! 
• Act with our creative, mixed-age cast
• Sing beautiful music from the seventeenth century
• Learn historical dance and fencing
• Perform with professional musicians accompanying on period instruments
This performance is co-presented by SHAK and Early Music Seattle in partnership with the Nordic Heritage Museum.

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Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
12 – 1pm
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Family Viking Day
10am – 1pm
Nordic Nights
Nordic Nights' Syttende Mai Parade After-Party
6 – 11pm
Nordic Seattle
SIFF Nordic Cinema Gala Reception 

Our new facility will open May 5, 2018!


Closed During Transition!

Join us in May 2018
and be inspired by the values, traditions, art, and spirit of the Nordic peoples.