NEW SWEDEN ALLIANCE
Finns & Swedes in America
Since 1638

New Sweden Alliance Incorporated
Working Together to Celebrate 375+ Years in America

American Swedish Historical Museum 

Delaware Swedish Colonial Society 

Delaware Valley Finnish Americans 

Finnish-American Society of the Delaware Valley 


Friends of Swedish Cabin 


Gloria Dei (Old Swedes’) Church 

Kalmar Nyckel Foundation
  

New Sweden Centre
 

New Sweden Colonial Farmstead 

Old Swedes Historic Site 

St. George’s Episcopal Church 

Swedish American Chamber of Commerce  

Swedish Women’s Education Association  

Sister Cities of Wilmington, Inc. 

The Swedish Colonial Society 

Trinity (Old Swedes) Foundation 

Vasa Order

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.

Celebrate New Sweden Colony

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.

Officers:

 
Sheila Romine Marja Kaisla Chris O'Brien Thomas J. Conway, IV
President Vice President Secretary Treasurer

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Delaware Swedish Colonial SocietyGloria Dei (Old Swedes') ChurchNew Sweden Centre
Kalmar Nyckel FoundationFriends of the Swedish CabinOld Swedes Foundation
St. George’s Episcopal Church, Pennsville, NJTrinity (Old Swedes) Foundation, Swedesboro, NJVasa Order

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Next Event

Crayfish Party!

Crayfish Party

Enjoy a summer evening at the museum, with hors d'oeuvres and drinks followed by a dinner of Swedish style crayfish and a variety of sides and desserts. Get your tickets online now, $50 for ASHM and SACC-Philadelphia members, $60 for non-members.

Date: August 15, 2014
Where: American Swedish Historical Museum,, 1900 Pattison Ave., Philadelphia, PA
Time: 6:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.

Future Events

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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:

Donation

 
Your Goods
Your Money
Your Expertise
Your Time 

Membership

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.

Sponsorship

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.

 

 

 

Participation

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.

New Sweden Alliance

P.O. Box 435
Yorklyn, DE 19736
Info@NewSwedenAlliance.org   







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We welcome opportunities to share our story and mission.  
Please contact our Public Relations team leader Kajsa Haracz at 302-299-2711.
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