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"Pippi Longstocking" exhibit debuts at local Swedish museum

Pippi Longstocking is loved by the young and young at heart.
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You probably enjoyed reading the tales of the free-spirited, redheaded little girl as a child. Now, give your children or grandchildren the opportunity to be introduced to the world of the beloved Pippi Longstocking.

Join the American Swedish Historical Museum for the unveiling of the "Do You Know Pippi Longstocking?" exhibition on Sunday, March 23rd from 2 pm to 4 pm. The stories of the adventurous, nine-year-old fictional character were created by Swedish author Astrid Lindgren.

The fun-filled event will include Pippi crafts and activities and story time for youngsters. Refreshments will also be provided by Ikea. The exhibition is included in the museum's regular admission. $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and students, $4 for children 5-11, and children under 5 are FREE.

The American Swedish Historical Museum is the oldest Swedish museum in the United States and is located at 1900 Pattison Street in South Philadelphia.

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