NEW SWEDEN ALLIANCE
Many Cultures in the Delaware Valley
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||Chris O'Brien||Thomas J. Conway, IV|
New Sweden's Future
Subscribe to Sweden & America by contacting Swedish Council of America at firstname.lastname@example.org.
|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|
Capturing New Sweden
Join us in Capturing New Sweden,
a New Sweden Alliance Instagram contest for a chance to win $1,000,
March 28 - April 12
See links below for information, guidance in setting up a new account, and basic rules.
Instagram Directions for guidance in setting up account
Here are the rules and instructions, as well as the places to go, sights to see, and clues to investigate
as you go about Capturing New Sweden! Enjoy the tour and be sure to post those photos for a chance
to win New Sweden Alliance's award of $1,000!
|Date:||April 12, 2015|
|Where:||Instagram - March 28 through April 12, 2015|
|Time:||1:00 A.M. - 11:45 P.M.|
|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 benefits of membership at NewSwedenAlliance@gmail.com. Annual dues of $100 may be submitted by mail or simply using the "Donate" button above.|
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.|