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The Augustana Teaching Museum of Art, College Special Collections, Fryxell Geology Museum, and the Swenson Center Immigration Research Center are teaming up on the campus of Augustana College to bring you a special tour on Monday, June 19  from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The Teaching Museum of Art serves the college and the community through art collection, preservation, and exhibition. It provides a valuable component to an Augustana liberal arts education through study, teaching, and research using original art. The special collections feature rare books and manuscripts, as well as the college archives. The Swenson Center is a national archive and research institute providing resources for the study of Swedish immigration to North America. The Fryxell Geology Museum houses one of the largest and finest collections of rocks, minerals, and fossils in the Midwest.  The ATMA  and the Fryxell are only open during the academic year, while Special Collections and the Swenson Center are open year-round.

During Museum Week on June 19 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. these institutions of Augustana College will present "Art, Archives Augustana: A Spotlight Tour." Starting at the Augustana Teaching Museum of Art, participants will take a walking tour of art on campus, stopping by the Swenson Swedish Immigration Research Center to see the exhibit "Flying Fool: Charles Lindbergh's Story," and ending at Augustana Special Collections for "Beard Olympics: an exhibit exploring fabulous facial hair."

ADMISSION                                                                                                                                                                            Free admission


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Augustana College, rooted in the liberal arts and sciences and a Lutheran expression of the Christian faith, is committed to offering a challenging education that develops qualities of mind, spirit and body necessary for a rewarding life of leadership and service in a diverse and changing world.

The words of Augustana's mission statement reflect both tradition and vision. Founded by Swedish Lutheran settlers in Chicago in 1860, Augustana has grown from a small school educating Swedish immigrants into a highly selective college of the liberal arts and sciences. The College honors its roots and its affiliation with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. At the same time, Augustana's rich liberal arts environment is enhanced by diversity.

Augustana continues to do what it has always done - challenge and prepare students for lives of leadership and service in our complex, ever-changing world.