The Stockholm Institute was founded in 1984 to highlight and preserve the rich history of the Stockholm area. Inspired by the leadership of amateur historian extraordinaire Orlin Anderson, the Institute began to assemble a trove of books, photographs, memorabilia, and oral and written histories, a process that continues through the present day.
Visitors from around the world have enjoyed the museum's displays and artifacts. Swedish tourists are particularly entranced that so small a community (1/200th the size of their Stockholm) should devote so much care and attention to its history. The Institute publishes a regular newsletter and hosts occasional events pursuant to its mission of preservation, celebration, and education.
Items for sale in the museum include Stockholm t-shirts, a pot specially designed for the museum each year, and historical postcards and notecards.
The museum is open to the public from 12 to 5 every weekend from April 1 through the first weekend in December. It is also open most weekdays in the village high season April 15-October 31.