NEW SWEDEN ALLIANCE
Finns & Swedes in America
New Sweden Alliance Incorporated
|New Sweden Alliance Incorporated is a nonprofit, cooperative association of member organizations assembled with a common vision of celebrating New Sweden Colony—the significant heritage, present globalization, and future promise.|
Established in 1638, New Sweden Colony--the first permanent European settlement in the Delaware Valley--brought innovation and friendly trade relations to the New World. Founded primarily by settlers from Sweden and Finland, the multicultural nature of the colony expanded in 1639 when Antoni Swart (Black Antony) arrived.
The Swedish ship Kalmar Nyckel, dropped anchor at “The Rocks” on the shores of the river that the settlers would name for their queen, Christina. Radiating from the original Fort Christina in present-day Wilmington, Delaware, the colonists formed Swedish settlements as far north as the Schuylkill River in Pennsylvania and in Swedesboro and other communities in New Jersey.
In 2013, Their Majesties King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden and Speaker of the Parliament of Finland, Mr. Eero Heinäluoma and his wife, Ms Satu Siitonen-Heinäluoma, visited Wilmington on May 11 in honor of the Jubilee 375th Anniversary Celebration. And so, the celebration of New Sweden continues.
The New Sweden Alliance Incorporated (NSA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, umbrella organization of Swedish- and Finnish-American heritage groups in Delaware, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey formed to promote and celebrate the culture, history, and contributions of New Sweden in the Delaware Valley and, by extension, throughout the United States.
|Sheila Romine||Marja Kaisla||Hanna Lin||Thomas J. Conway, IV|
New Sweden's Future
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|Delaware Swedish Colonial Society||Gloria Dei (Old Swedes') Church||New Sweden Centre|
|Kalmar Nyckel Foundation||Friends of the Swedish Cabin||Old Swedes Foundation|
|St. George’s Episcopal Church, Pennsville, NJ||Trinity (Old Swedes) Foundation, Swedesboro, NJ||Vasa Order|
Do You Know Pippi Longstocking?
Opening at American Swedish Historical Museum
Pippi Longstocking is coming to our town! This special exhibition opens March 23rd, 2014, 2-4pm - with fun activities for kids! The opening is free with museum admission. On view through February 16, 2015.
Come early and enjoy Waffle Day from 11am - 2pm
Every March at the end of the month, in honor of Annunciation Day (Maria Bebådelsedage), Swedes eat waffles. Intrigued by this tradition? Stop by the museum for Waffle Day to get the whole story, along with some tasty Swedish waffles, served with whipped cream and strawberry jam, and of course, coffee. $10 for adults, $6 for children age 2-12, free for children under 2. Includes waffles and a beverage. Then stick around for our special Pippi programming in the afternoon, in honor of the opening of Do You Know Pippi Longstocking? Register by phone or online, or pay at the door.
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|Date:||March 23, 2014|
|Where:||American Swedish Historical Museum, 1900 Pattison Ave., Philadelphia, Pa.|
|Time:||2:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M.|
|St George Episcopal Church 300th Celebration||3 Church Landing Rd, Pennsville Township, NJ 08070||March 29, 2014||11:00 A.M.
Co-Sponsored by Pennsville Township Historical Society and New Sweden Centre
The 300th Anniversary Celebration
St. George's Episcopal Church
3 Church Landing Rd.
Pennsville Township, New Jersey
|New Sweden Alliance Incorporated is a volunteer organization. We depend on your support. Please consider how you can help us celebrate the establishment of the New Sweden colony.|
Ways You Can Help:
|Your organization may join the New Sweden Alliance Incorporated as a contributing member. Contact us for information regarding dues and benefits at NewSwedenAlliance@gmail.com.|
Sponsor an event or a product, and we will display your logo prominently in our literature for that event or product. Contact us at NewSwedenAlliance@gmail.com for sponsorship information.
|Come out to our events! Have a great time! Bring your friends! Purchase our products and spread the word about the past, present, and future of New Sweden in the Delaware Valley.|