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||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|
Valborg: Bonfire and Choir Concert
Welcome Spring in typical Swedish fashion, with a lively bonfire and a performance by the Swedish Museum Singers. Traditional fare of hotdogs, drinks and dessert will be served.
Admission is $15 for adults $8 for children under 12, free for kids 2 and under. Register by phone or online or pay at the door.
|Date:||April 26, 2014|
|Where:||American Swedish Historical Museum, 1900 Pattison Ave., Philadelphia, Pa.|
|Time:||7:00 P.M. - 9:30 P.M.|
|Spring Ting Dinner & Auction||American Swedish Historical Museum, 1900 Pattison Ave., Philadelphia, Pa.||May 3, 2014||6:00 P.M.
Image courtesy of Lotta Kühlhorn
Spring Ting Dinner and Auction, Saturday, May 3, 6pm
Join us for our annual fundraiser, with a fabulous silent auction
and delectable dinner - this year with a Swedish inspired menu!
The newly appointed ambassador, Björn Lyrvall, will also be our
special guest for the evening. Come mingle with him and give
him a warm welcome to the US.
Purchase tickets online or call 215.389.1776 to reserve your spot.
We will also hold our online auction for this event from April 18th
through May 1st. Stayed tuned for the auction website!
Click here for more details.
|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.|