Culture comes alive during the many events hosted by the American Swedish Historical Museum throughout the year. Join us and discover the food, music and holidays of Sweden, experience our newest exhibitions or check out of educational programs for both children and adults.

New Sweden History Conference

Old Swedes Wilmington American Swedish

The New Sweden History Conference is a day-long exploration of the life and legacy of the New Sweden Colony (1638-1655). This year’s topic celebrates the 320th anniversary of Holy Trinity (Old Swedes) Church in Wilmington and the ways in which this church has kept Swedish heritage alive in Delaware. Speakers include experts in church’s furniture and furnishings, early church graffiti, and its Swedish pastors. Following the conference, attendees have the option to meet at Holy Trinity for a behind-the-scenes tour of one of America’s oldest churches. 

Registration includes breakfast and lunch, $60 per person ($35 for students and teachers). Early bird $50 registration by October 11th. Registration deadline is Friday, October 25th.

Conference Location: Lazzaretto Ballroom, 99 Wanamaker Ave, Essington, PA 19029