DECEMBER 8, 2012 - DECEMBER 31, 2013
CELEBRATE THE 375th ANNIVERSARY ALL
YEAR LONG WITH NEW SWEDEN ALLIANCE
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.|
Join us as we complete a whole year of special attractions as we celebrate a Jubilee Year -- the establishment of New Sweden Colony in the Delaware Valley 375 years ago. With music, drama, cultural exhibits, educational programs, living history, and opportunities to meet royalty and high dignitaries from Sweden, Finland, and the US, there's sure to be something for everyone!
Check the Events page for activities every month, and mark your calendars for the highlights. To donate or sponsor our efforts, visit the Participate page.
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. Our celebration continues.
In March 1638, 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. Both Swedish and Finnish colonists thus established New Sweden, since Finland was a part of Sweden at the time. Today, both Sweden and Finland share the pride of having founded the first permanent European settlement in the Delaware Valley and jointly celebrate its 375th Anniversary.
The 375th is a multi-state celebration. Because the Delaware River served as the highway of its day, colonists formed Swedish settlements as far north as the Schuylkill River in Pennsylvania and in Swedesboro and other communities in New Jersey, radiating from the original Fort Christina in present-day Wilmington, Delaware.
The New Sweden Alliance Incorporated (NSA) is a non-profit, 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
To read more about the upcoming New Sweden Anniversary, 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|
There are currently no future events available.
|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.
Click here for sponsorship package opportunities:
|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.|