Donate 2020

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When you donate here before Jan. 1, 2021, your gift will be matched 1:1 by the Jessie Ball duPont Fund!*

In this year like no other, Old Swedes Historic Site, a cornerstone of Wilmington since 1638, remains a vital gathering place, where residents and visitors explore the continuing history of the community, the site and its people. We are able to do this with your generous and loyal support, and we are grateful for the many gifts our widespread community offers.

As a nonprofit, we rely strongly on membership, visit revenue and philanthropy. When our doors closed in March, the impact was severe. Your donation, matched by the Jessie Ball duPont Fund, enables us to face this challenge head-on. We are finding ways to offer tours and educational programs that are safe and accessible. We’re planning engaging and informative events for 2021, hoping they’ll be held at Old Swedes but preparing for virtual experiences.

Will you take the time today to help ensure Old Swedes’ future? Your support now, more than ever, is immensely important to our ongoing success and sustainability. Since we’ve launched this challenge, donors have stepped up to help. Donations as of today: $2,140.00 . Thank you!

Donate here to have your gift automatically doubled!

*Gifts are matched up to the first $500 for individual donations.