Swede Hollow, Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA is the enchanting valley that was home to hundreds of people who were new residents to America from the 1850s until the 1950s. Today it is Swede Hollow Park, a nature park in the heart of the city.

Monthly FOSH meetings

First Thursday of the Month (note change of day)

6:30 pm
Call 651-776-0550 for the meeting location or more information.

14th Annual
"Watch the Glow of the Setting Sun
on the Red Brick Brewery" and cookout

Friday, September 21, 2018
Starting around 6:30 pm
More information

Dr. Falstaff and the Working Wives of Lake County:
A Picnic Operetta

Saturday, September 29, 2018
3 pm in Swede Hollow Park
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Swede Hollow book is in the works and you can help

   Friends of Swede Hollow is sponsoring a picture/caption book on Swede Hollow. Angela and Karin DuPaul are in the process of collecting Swede Hollow history, stories and photos. 

Swede Hollow is a picturesque valley with a creek running through it. Phalen Creek was used for travel from the Mississippi River to the chain of lakes in the north by the American Indians. Later the hollow spent over 100 years as home to immigrants, many from Sweden, Italy, Mexico, and Germany. Today Swede Hollow is a city park.    

Over the years the DuPauls have been very active in everything Swede Hollow.  They have been involved in Friends of Swede Hollow, researched Swede Hollow history, led tours, and wrote “A Swede Hollow Walking Tour” booklet. 

The search is on to talk with people who lived in Swede Hollow along Phalen Creek, and to find more photos that might be helpful to us in presenting a more complete history of this unique area.  Any relevant photos that you would be willing to share with our project would be a big help toward that goal.  We would also love to talk to anyone who has Swede Hollow connections, Hollow memorabilia, family memories, and photos. 

You may contact the DuPauls by email at Karindupaul@comcast.net or call 651-776-0550.

Last Update: September 16, 2018