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||Kajsa Haracz||Chris O'Brien||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|
Experience the rich historical heritage of the 7th Street Peninsula and the Colonial-era cultures of the Lenni Lenape, Swedes, Finns, Dutch and English. An afternoon of fun and learning for the whole family.
Noon - festivities begin with the Landing Ceremony at Fort Christina Park; performance by The Lenape Drum Group and Dancers.
Entrance and most activities free; several at a nominal charge. Water Taxi departs from Kalmar Nyckel dock offering rides on the Christina River, 1-4 pm.
|Date:||April 30, 2017|
|Time:||12:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M.|
|Dinner with Swedish Council of America||Union League of Philadelphia, 140 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19102||May 5, 2017||6:30 P.M.
All are welcome!
Join us for an elegant, 4-course dinner at America's top private club, the Union League of Philadelphia. New Sweden Alliance is honored to host the Swedish Council of America Awards of Merit dinner at a premier location--a jewel of Philadelphia.
Purchase tickets at three levels here:
4-Course Dinner and Awards Ceremony $100
New Sweden Alliance Sponsor (includes dinner, ceremony, and recognition as a sponsor) $150
Friends of New Sweden Alliance (unable to attend; includes recognition as a friend) $50
New Sweden Alliance Incorporated is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, cooperative association of member organizations assembled with a common vision of celebrating New Sweden Colony—the significant heritage, present globalization, and future promise—by promoting the culture, history, and contributions of the colony, founded in 1638 in the Delaware Valley.
|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 info@NewSwedenAlliance.org. 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 info@NewSwedenAlliance.org 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.|