Ghosts in the Graveyard
Saturday, October 17 and Saturday, October 24, 2015
During the 19th Century, stories about graveyard hauntings were whispered in the parlors, taverns and shops of Wilmington with hushed excitement. Some of these tales have never been successfully refuted. Join us for Ghosts in the Graveyard and see if you can solve the mystery of the late night bell ringing at Old Swedes Church.
Reservations required. Hour-long tours begin
on the half-hour.
Adults: $10, Students age 12-17: $6.
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Power & Politics in New Sweden, 1638-1655
Saturday, Nov. 14 - Lazaretto Ballroom, 99 Wanamaker Ave., Essington, PA 19029.
The Fifteenth Annual New Sweden History Conference
This year's conference will investigate the political powers involved in
the New Sweden Colony - the mechanisms by which New Sweden's
governors maintained and exercised influence in their enduring
struggle for control of the Delaware Valley and its access to the
riches of North America.
Experts from Finland, Sweden, The Netherlands and the US;
conference moderated by Magadalena Naum, Ph.D. from Oulu
Discounted early bird registration by Oct. 16; registration deadline is Oct. 30. Questions? call the American Swedish Historical Museum: 215-389-1776.
Sankta Lucia Celebration
Sunday, December 13, 2015; 1:00 pm and 3:30 pm
Join us for a traditional celebration of the Feast Day of
Sankta Lucia, a holiday that is still marked by light and music in
Sweden today. The Delaware Swedish Colonial Society sponsors the
annual December celebration of Sankta Lucia at Old Swedes Church.
The doors of the church will open 30 minutes prior to each
Contact Ingrid McAllister - 302-378-2661 (home) or 302-373-0736 (cell) or email: email@example.com
A Swedish Christmas
Dec. 2-31, 2015
The Hendrickson House Museum, decorated for a Swedish Christmas, will be open for tours and holiday shopping, Wed.- Sat., Dec. 2-31. The Gift Shop always has plenty of Swedish Christmas ornaments, books and gift items. The museum and gift shop will also be open Sunday, Dec. 13 from Noon - 5:00 pm for those attending the Lucia Celebration.