The Foundation of Iowa's Swede Bend Settlement is dedicated to the preservation and documentation of the heritage, historical, and cultural aspects of Swedish-Americans who settled at Swede Bend and the greater Swedish immigrant area beginning in the 1840s. 

The Swedish Immigrant Museum and Research Center, located in Stratford, houses and displays a collection of artifacts belonging to the area's Swedish pioneers. The research library offers a robust collection of genealogical materials including access to Swedish records, obituaries, cemetery records, church records, community histories and much more.

The museum and research center are currently undergoing renovation and is closed to the public. For more information or to schedule a visit, please contact us.