April 30, 2017 Noon - 5 pm
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.
1 - 4 pm: • Tours of Copeland Maritime Center & Kalmar Nyckel; children's crafts and games; crafters and exhibitors on hand with a variety of demonstrations from candle making to weaving. Vendors and music all afternoon.
• at Old Swedes Historic Site: archaeology dig and artifact exploration, audience-participation storytelling with Alfie Moss, scavenger hunt and children's crafts; live music, demonstration of open-hearth Swedish cooking and handcrafts; vendors, food trucks.
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.
Locations include First State National Historical Park (Old Swedes Historic Site and Fort Christina); the Kalmar Nyckel and Copeland Maritime Center; a free shuttle bus will provide transportation among the locations.
For more information, email Old Swedes Historic Site.