The Scandinavian Cultural Center is dedicated to increasing and sharing knowledge of Scandinavian history and culture with the wider community of the Tacoma and South Puget Sound area. We actively engage with the history and culture of Scandinavia through special events, exhibitions, and programs, in partnership with the many Scandinavian heritage organizations in the area, PLU faculty, and students.

The Center is located at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma Washington, in recognition of the University’s Nordic heritage.

The Center is open to the public three days a week with a few exceptions. Admission is free and everyone is welcome!

We also welcome new members as a great way to stay up to date with our events and to become involved in our programming.


Swedish Genaelogical Research Workshop Sept 24th

Register today for this special event!

Three professional Swedish genealogists from the SwedGen group in Sweden will join Kathy Meade in a one day workshop where participants will learn many skills to aid them in their research, and have opportunities for one-on-one consultations. Spaces are limited for the individual consultations. $25 fee includes the all day workshop, lunch, and two snacks. A $10 extra donation is requested for those who apply ahead of time for the individual consultations


Runes Revealed is a modern art exhibition on display at the SCC from July 8th until September 25th. All works are created by Nordic 5 Arts, a group of Scandinavian and Scandinavian-American artists living in California. Don't miss this special exhibition!

Study Away

Each year, the SCC provides funding for PLU students to study away in Scandinavia.


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