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News

 

NSHS Newsletter for February, 2013

 

The Sons and Daughters of the Colony of New Sweden (New Sweden Historical Society) and Maine’s Swedish Colony, Inc. have merged under the New Sweden Histroical Society name.

 

Film Chronicles Stories of Maine's Swedish Immigrants. Listen to the interview with Dan Olson and Brenda Jepson from MPBN radio 4/15/11

 

New Links:

New Sweden Cemetery Association Facebook Page

 

New Sweden First Baptist Church

 

Fall 2010: New Sweden Historical Society publishes Newsletter

 

New Sweden Historical Society acquires historic Clase log house. Seeks community support for restoration. full story...

 

11/1/11--The MSC History and Guidebook (softcover) is currently unavailable to order online, however the entire contents are still available by clicking here.

 

Get involved. Join one of the Historical Societies of the Maine Swedish Colony (download form)

New Sweden
Historical Society

116 Station Road

PO Box 33
New Sweden, ME, 04762

207-896-5200

Carolyn Hildebrand nshs@maineswedishcolony.info

207-896-3052

Download Membership Form

Stockholm
Historical Society

280 Main Street
Stockholm, ME 04783

John & Rosemary Hede

jhede@ainop.com

Woodland
Historical Society

1149 New Sweden Rd.
Woodland, ME 04736

 

 

MidsommarFest
17, 18, 19 June, 2011

 

Calendar

Updated: 6/14/2011, 10:05:56 PM
Check back often for updates
FMI = For more information
TBA= To be announced

Time | Event: Activity

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Calendar News: 5/31/2011; Nylander closed for construction; Kubb email; Frukost host; Added Stockholm 130th Anniversary activities; No genealogy class on Friday; Storytelling in right order; added Mass on Sat in Stock/N. Caribou; Storytelling moved time and place; other small changes; Covenant Church is doing Sunday Service and is the location in case of rain; FMI: forward changes to Bill Duncan, 207-896-3461, email: bill@williamlduncan.com no change is too small. ID486-1 6.142011100546


June, 2011

 Friday, 17 June, 2011

Fri., 17

American Girl Doll Raffle

Judy's handmade
Swedish National
Costume

American Girl Doll Raffle: at NSHS museum; Swedish-American Girl doll "Kirsten Larson" in her handmade Swedish National Costume; the Kirsten Larson Doll has been retired making her ever more valuable; Value $250; Tickets: 1 for $2 or 3 for $5; tickets available at the New Sweden Museum afternoons; Host: New Sweden Historical Society; costumes made and donated by Judy Holmquist; Web site: Kirsten Doll Raffle page. ID534-2 6.142011100546

Fri., 17
9 am

Flower gathering

Flower gathering: meet at New Sweden Historical Museum or on Carlstrom Hill, Rt. 161, above Madawaska Lake; volunteers bring garden clippers, waterproof shoes, and 5 gal buckets; 4-5 vehicles needed; meet at Museum; FMI: Debbie Eustis-Grandy, 207-896-5240, email: lakka@atiwi.com; Host: New Sweden Historical Society. ID484-3 6.142011100546

Fri., 17
11 am (after flower gathering)

Set up museum grounds: New Sweden Historical Museum; roustabout volunteers are needed to help setup tents, tables, chairs; Ralph might cook a hot-dog; meet at Museum; FMI: Debbie Eustis-Grandy, 207-896-5240, email: lakka@atiwi.com; Host: New Sweden Historical Society. ID478-4 6.142011100546

Fri., 17
afternoon

Suggestions for Friday afternoon: visit Stockholm Museum, self-guided tour of Colony using guidebook map; New Sweden Cemetery; drop by the museum and get help finding your Swedish ancestors; visit Ostlund Farm pond and fields with your picnic lunch; geocaching; walking trail at Thomas Park; Nylander Museum and the Caribou Historical Center in Caribou; please make suggestions; FMI: Bill Duncan, 207-896-3461, email: bill@williamlduncan.com; Web site: Local sites on geocaching.com . ID523-5 6.142011100546

Fri., 17
12 pm

Caribou Historical Society Museum opens: 1033 Presque Isle Road; displays of local history, ; until 4 pm; open Saturday too; donation; FMI: Dennis Harris, 207-498-2556; Host: The Caribou Historical Center & Museum; Web site: CaribouMaine.net. ID553-6 6.142011100546

Fri., 17
1 pm

Help In Finding Your Swedish Ancestors

Help In Finding Your Swedish Ancestors: NSHS Museum; Tentative: Lynn Johnson would love to help you find you're your missing Swedish ancestors. Drop by and visit with Lynn, but make sure you bring whatever information you already have on the ancestors for whom you searching!!; Want to know where they came from in Sweden? Did other family members immigrate too? Were they buried in an unmarked grave? Do you have unknown relatives still living in the New Sweden area? Also Saturday 9 am – 1 pm and, Sunday 2–3:30 pm; donation; FMI: Lynn Johnson, email: newswedengenealogy@gmail.com; Host: New Sweden Historical Society; Web site: More details.. ID480-7 6.142011100546

Fri., 17
1 pm

NSHS Museum open: ; ; open every day 12-4 pm; call to confirm; FMI: Debbie Eustis-Grandy, 207-896-5240; Host: New Sweden Historical Society. ID557-8 6.142011100546

Fri., 17
1 pm

Sled Dog Kennel Tours

Chief

Sled Dog Kennel Tours: Heywood Kennel, 141 S. Main St., Stockholm; Learn the history of Dog Sledding in Sweden; see a professional racing kennel set up; Lindy and Kevin will answer all questions about their racing and dog sled rides; free; FMI: Lindy Howe, 207-896-3038, email: heywoodkennel@yahoo.com
; Host: Heywood Kennel
; Web site: HeywoodKennel.com. ID545-9 6.142011100546

Fri., 17
2 pm

Stockholm Museum open

Red Row in Stockholm

Stockholm Museum open: Stockholm; large collections genealogy, photos and artifacts, veterans room, "Annie's Shop" country store recreation, history on the mills; a great place to stop in before the Legion Supper across the street; donations; FMI: John Hede, 207-896-3177, email: jhede@ainop.com; Host: Stockholm Historical Society; Web site: Stockholm web site. ID32-10 6.142011100546

Fri., 17
6 pm

Stockholm Legion supper: Stockholm Legion Hall; Swedish meatballs, mashed potatoes, rolls, vegetables, carrot jello, homemade desserts, bar service; $10 reservations or at the door; FMI: Kathy Robinson, 207-896-7909, email: kitkis5@yahoo.com; Host: American Legion, Stockholm. ID40-11 6.142011100546

Fri., 17
7 pm

Swedish dance & entertainment: Stockholm Legion Hall; we are looking for local talent; $2 suggested donation for entire family; FMI: Bill Duncan, 207-896-3461, email: bill@williamlduncan.com; Host: Maine's Swedish Colony, Inc.. ID204-12 6.142011100546

 Saturday, 18 June, 2011

Sat., 18
4:30 am

Fishing Derby: Cross Lake Landing; must have ticket to qualify; breakfast 4:30 - 9 and lunch available; until 6 pm.; any Fish River lake; prizes: 2 biggest trout $200 & $100; 2 biggest salmon $200 & $100; Lucky ticket draw: two kayaks; $5 entry fee; FMI: Herb Ketch, 207-498-8430; Host: Sportsmen Inc.. ID539-13 6.142011100546

Sat., 18
7 am

Midsommar Frukost: Thomas Park,dinning hall; (Midsummer Breakfast) until 9 am; proceeds to benefit food pantry; donations welcome; $5 adults, $3 children; FMI: Christopher Hearn, 858-775-8097, email: tohearns@yahoo.com; Host: First Baptist Church, New Sweden. ID4-14 6.142011100546

Sat., 18
all day

Parking is restricted

Parking is restricted: on Museum grounds; museum yard is reserved for handicapped parking and the bus stop; park only on the north side of the Station Road, a bus is available between the sites and parking areas. ID168-15 6.142011100546

Sat., 18
9 am

Mini bus shuttle: between the Museums and parking areas; until 2 pm; please park only on the north side of the Station Road; handicapped parking only at museum; a bus runs continuously to parking areas: Town Hall, Lutheran Church, behind North Star Variety, Baptist Church, Thomas Park, and Blacksmith shop; cosponsored by Maine Swedish Colony, Inc.; bus $1donation for the day; FMI: Debbie Eustis-Grandy, 207-896-5240, email: lakka@atiwi.com; Host: New Sweden Historical Society/Maine's Swedish Colony, Inc.. ID12-16 6.142011100546

Sat., 18
9 am

Välkommen-Bienvenue-Welcome table: at entrance to grounds; stop by to join or renew your membership; raffles include American Girl doll; donations accepted; FMI: ; Host: New Sweden Historical Society/Maine's Swedish Colony, Inc.. ID513-17 6.142011100546

Sat., 18
9 am

Capitolium Museum open

Capitolium Museum open: Museum; raffles include: American Girl doll Kirsten Larson; T-shirts on sale inside; memberships available; donation; FMI: ; Host: New Sweden Historical Society. ID5-18 6.142011100546

Sat., 18
9 am

Lindsten Stuga tours: behind museum; traditional Swedish Colony home; donate at the museum; FMI: Connie Bondeson, 896-5590, email: conbon@mfx.net; Host: New Sweden Historical Society. ID6-19 6.142011100546

Sat., 18
9 am

Gift Shop/Capitol School Museum: Capitol School; new items, many Scandinavian gifts, local arts and crafts; new one-room school house displays and artifacts; donations; FMI: William Duncan, 207-896-3461, email: Bill@WilliamLDuncan.com; Host: Maine's Swedish Colony, Inc.. ID8-20 6.142011100546

Sat., 18
9 am

Arts/Folk Life Displays: near Museum; until 4 pm.; exhibitors please call to reserve a space; demonstrations/activities are encouraged; no fee to display only; $20 per site; FMI: Doug Anderson, 207-896-5807, email: danders4@maine.rr.com; Host: New Sweden Historical Society. ID10-21 6.142011100546

Sat., 18
9 am

Help In Finding Your Swedish Ancestors: NSHS Museum; Tentative: Lynn Johnson would love to help you find your missing Swedish ancestors. Drop by the New Sweden museum and visit with Lynn, but make sure you bring whatever information you already have on the ancestors for whom you searching; She's already found over 1500 immigrants that came to the New Sweden area. Maybe one of them is yours!! Also Friday 1-3 pm and Sunday 2–3:30 pm; donation; FMI: Lynn Johnson, email: newswedengenealogy@gmail.com; Host: New Sweden Historical Society; Web site: More details. ID482-22 6.142011100546

Sat., 18
10 am

Larsson/Ostlund house tours: Station Road; 2 story log house; traditional crafters; and Brenda Jepson's "Old Maine Swedish Farms" video will be playing all day, Tom Cote demonstrates art carving
; until 4 pm.; walk down to the pond behind the house; Sunday by appointment, shuttle bus stop; donations; FMI: Gerald Nelson, 207-896-5789; Host: Maine's Swedish Colony, Inc.; Web site: http://www.crownofmaineproductions.com/swedfarms.html. ID9-23 6.142011100546

Sat., 18
10 am

Kubb, Viking lawn bowling: near Capitol west side; fun and relaxing; FMI: John Erickson, , email: johnerickson@peoplepc.com; Host: New Sweden Historical Society. ID38-24 6.142011100546

Sat., 18
10 am

Dala Horse painting: behind museum; family activity until noon; small fee; FMI: Debbie Eustis-Grandy, 207-896-5240, email: lakka@atiwi.com; Host: New Sweden Historical Society; Web site: Dalecarlian horse. ID11-25 6.142011100546

Sat., 18
10 am

Hair wreaths: Lindsten Stuga; make-your-own; bring small flowers, florist's wire, and cutters to share; donation; FMI: Gusty Anderson, 207-896-3077, email: pagg@pwless.net; Host: New Sweden Historical Society. ID13-26 6.142011100546

Sat., 18
10 am

Noak Blacksmith Shop tours

Matt demos an
antique drill

Noak Blacksmith Shop tours: half mile east from museum on Station Road, look for the sign; demonstrations and displays in carpenter and blacksmith shops; open until 4 pm; donations; FMI: Matt Grandy, 207-896-5240; Host: Maine's Swedish Colony, Inc.. ID7-27 6.142011100546

Sat., 18
10 am

Coffee: beside Museum; coffee, homemade sweets, and sandwiches (11 am) for sale; FMI: Gloria Ringdhal, 207-896-5574; Host: New Sweden Historical Society. ID14-28 6.142011100546

Sat., 18
10 am

Ice cream: near Capitol School; homemade; for sale; FMI: Janet Erickson, 896-5692; Host: Lutheran Happy Followers. ID17-29 6.142011100546

Sat., 18
11 am

Hot dogs: near Capitol School; hot dogs and punch for sale by Ralph Ostlund family and Don Peters; Host: Maine's Swedish Colony, Inc.. ID15-30 6.142011100546

Sat., 18
11 am

Majstång (Maypole)

Majstång (Maypole): by Museum; family activity, trimming the Majstång, music & dancing; New Sweden Little Folk Dancers, bring your own seating and sun hat; gather bouquets and give them to the decorators; everyone dances around the pole; the maypole celebrates the colony's Swedish heritage and the start of our short summer; donate at entry; FMI: Debbie Eustis-Grandy, 207-896-5240, email: lakka@atiwi.com; Host: New Sweden Historical Society. ID16-31 6.142011100546

Sat., 18
Noon

Swedish dance lessons: Museum; everyone participates; instruction by Kathryn Larson to introduce you to the fun of Swedish Dancing; donations to muscians and instructors; Host: New Sweden Historical Society. ID203-32 6.142011100546

Sat., 18
Noon

Lagerstrom House Museum open

Lagerstrom House Museum open: Corner of Beckstrom Road and Sealander Road, Woodland; well-preserved Swedish Colony home from 1896; furnishings, artifacts, tours; go south 1.3 mi. from Capitol, turn left on Sealander Rd, 1.3 mi.; open until 4 pm; donations; FMI: Linda Norsworthy, 207-498-3081; Host: Woodland Historical Society; Web site: History, Tour Guide, and Map. ID30-33 6.142011100546

Sat., 18
Noon

Snowman School Museum open: Woodland Center Road (Rt 228), Woodland; one-room schoolhouse from 1895; open until 4 pm; displays, artifacts, tours; about 7 miles from Capitol; donations; FMI: Linda Norsworthy, 207-498-3081; Host: Woodland Historical Society. ID31-34 6.142011100546

Sat., 18
1 pm

Storytelling: NS First Baptist Church; bring stories to share, a lawn chair and a sun hat; with Ray Hildebrand; Swedish (and English) sharing about the good old days; FMI: Ray Hildebrand, 207-896-3052, email: rchilde@atiwi.com; Host: New Sweden Historical Society. ID19-35 6.142011100546

Sat., 18
1 pm

Sled Dog Kennel Tours

Sled Dog Kennel Tours: Heywood Kennel, 141 S. Main St., Stockholm; ; see a professional racing kennel set up; Lindy and Kevin will answer all questions about their racing and dog sled rides; free; FMI: Lindy Howe, 207-896-3038; Host: Heywood Kennel
; . ID551-36 6.142011100546

Sat., 18
2 pm

Baptist Church Open House: First Baptist Church; the first church in New Sweden welcomes you; learn about our ministry starting in 1871, a year after the Colony was founded in New Sweden; visit our sanctuary and food pantry; Swedish hymnals and Bibles; light refreshments; free; FMI: Chris Hearn, 207-896-3392; Host: First Baptist Church, New Sweden. ID18-37 6.142011100546

Sat., 18
2:30 pm

Pickup museum grounds : New Sweden Historical Museum; volunteers needed; roustabouts help take down tents, put away chairs and tables and cleanup museum grounds; pitch in anywhere; FMI: Debbie Eustis-Grandy, 207-896-5240, email: lakka@atiwi.com; Host: New Sweden Historical Society. ID479-38 6.142011100546

Sat., 18
4 pm

Hambo Dance Workshop (tentative): tentatively at New Sweden school; instruction in the Swedish Hambo dance by Kathryn Larson; no onlookers allowed; time and place details are not finalized; check back; suggested $2 donation to instructors/musicians; FMI: William Duncan, 207-896-3461, email: Bill@WilliamLDuncan.com; Host: New Sweden Historical Society. ID537-39 6.142011100546

Sat., 18
4 pm

Mass: St. Theresa's, Stockholm; FMI: Rosemary Hede, 207-896-3177, email: jhede@ainop.net ; Host: St. Theresa's Catholic Church. ID561-40 6.142011100546

Sat., 18
4:30-6:00 pm

Swedish Supper: at Svea Hall, Gustaf Adolph Lutheran Church, Capital Hill Rd.; meatballs, ham, mashed potatoes, rotmos, pickled herring, casseroles, salads, desserts, beverages; no reservations; continuous seating; raffles; $12 adults, $6 children under 10; FMI: Gordy Compton, 896-1009, email: info@galc.org; Host: Gustaf Adolph Lutheran Church. ID22-41 6.142011100546

Sat., 18
5 & 5:30 pm

Smörgåsbord: New Sweden School, Westmanland Rd.; heritage recipes from church members; two settings; always a sell-out; reserve your tickets early!; $20-advanced tickets only; FMI: Judy Holmquist, 207-498-3525, email: jeholmquist@ainop.com; Host: Covenant Church Women. ID21-42 6.142011100546

Sat., 18
5:30 pm

Mass: Sacred Heart, North Caribou; FMI: Rosemary Hede, 207-896-3177, email: jhede@ainop.net ; Host: Sacred Heart Catholic Church. ID562-43 6.142011100546

Sat., 18
7:30

Dance Lessons: New Sweden school; instruction by Kathryn Larson reintroducing the pleasure of Swedish Dancing; live music; suggested $2 family donation to instructors/musicians; FMI: ; Host: New Sweden Historical Society. ID475-44 6.142011100546

Sat., 18
8 pm

Dance: New Sweden School; family activity; dance music by The Swedish Meatballs; dance instruction before; $2.00 per family or donation; FMI: Debbie Eustis-Grandy, 207-896-5240, email: lakka@atiwi.com; Host: New Sweden Historical Society. ID23-45 6.142011100546

 Sunday, 19 June, 2011

Sun., 19
4:30

Fishing Derby: Cross Lake Landing; ; prizes: 2 biggest trout $200 & $100; 2 biggest salmon $200 & $100; Lucky ticket draw: two kayaks; $5 entry fee; FMI: Herb Ketch, 207-498-8430; Host: Sportsmen Inc.. ID540-46 6.142011100546

Sun., 19
9 am

Baptist Church Service: at the Church; worship out of the weather; scheduled early so you can also attend the service in the park; offering; FMI: Chris Hearn, 207-896-3392; Host: First Baptist Church, New Sweden. ID508-47 6.142011100546

Sun., 19
10:15 am

Colony Church Service: Thomas Park; Interfaith worship;; bring a hat; bleacher seating or bring your own; rain location: Evangelical Covenant Church; offering goes to New Sweden Historical Society; FMI: T. Daniel Clayborne, 207-896-5202 or 896-5297, email: tdclayborne@msn.com; Host: Evangelical Covenant Church. ID25-48 6.142011100546

Sun., 19
11:15 am

Lunch in the Park: Thomas Park; turkey, salads, and fixings, New Sweden Historical Society members are asked to bring a dish; rain or shine; $8 adults, $5 children <=12; FMI: ; Host: New Sweden Historical Society. ID26-49 6.142011100546

Sun., 19
12:45 pm

Carrying the Majstång (Maypole) to the Park

Monica and Paul

Carrying the Majstång (Maypole) to the Park: From Capitol Museum on Station Road to Park; come down to the Museum and walk back to park; traditional Swedish walking music; Host: New Sweden Historical Society. ID35-50 6.142011100546

Sun., 19
1:00 pm

Noak Blacksmith Shop: half mile east from museum on Station Road, look for the sign; ; donations; FMI: Matt Grandy, 207-896-5240; Host: Maine's Swedish Colony, Inc.. ID152-51 6.142011100546

Sun., 19
1:00 pm

Sunday Program

Sunday Program: Thomas Park; arrival of the Majstång (Maypole); Little Folk Dancers; music and entertainment Ron Fitch, trumpet; Silas Gustafson, accordian; Michelle Labbe, vocal; rain location at New Sweden School; donate in the Viking helmet; FMI: Debbie Eustis-Grandy, 207-896-5240, email: lakka@atiwi.com; Host: New Sweden Historical Society. ID27-52 6.142011100546

Sun., 19
2 pm

Lagerstrom House Museum open: Corner of Beckstrom Road and Sealander Road, Woodland; until 4 pm; well-preserved Swedish Colony home from 1896; about 3 miles from Capitolium museum, furnishings, artifacts, tour; donations; FMI: Linda Norsworthy, 207-498-3081; Host: Woodland Historical Society. ID485-53 6.142011100546

Sun., 19
2 pm

Help In Finding Your Swedish Ancestors: NSHS Museum; Tentative: Bring information on the ancestors for whom you searching; also Friday 1–3 pm and Saturday 9–1 pm; donation; FMI: Lynn Johnson, email: newswedengenealogy@gmail.com; Host: New Sweden Historical Society. ID483-54 6.142011100546

Sun., 19
2 pm

Capitolium Museum open: Museum; after the program; donation; FMI: Debbie Eustis-Grandy, 207-896-5240; Host: New Sweden Historical Society. ID29-55 6.142011100546

Sun., 19
2 pm

Capitol School Museum/Gift Shop: Capitol School; ; new items, many Scandinavian gifts, local arts and crafts; new one-room school house displays and artifacts; donations; FMI: William Duncan, 207-896-3461; Host: Maine's Swedish Colony, Inc.. ID28-56 6.142011100546

 Monday, 20 June, 2011

Mon., 20
1 pm

NSHS Museum open: ; artifacts from the Swedish Colony; Regular time; open every day 12-4 pm; call to confirm; FMI: Debbie Eustis-Grandy, 207-896-5240, email:lakka@atiwi.com; Host: New Sweden Historical Society. ID524-57 6.142011100546


July, 2011

 Saturday, 2 July, 2011

Sat., 2

Stockholm 130th Anniversary Celebration: ; many activities planned around the week of July 4th, 2011; visit MaineSwedishColony.info and click on the calendar; FMI: Rosemary Hede, 207-896-3177, email: jhede@mfx.net; Host: . ID167-58 6.142011100546

Sat., 2
TBA

Community Center Open House: Stockholm Community Center (school); visitor's pass available; FMI: Rosemary Hede, 207-896-3177, email: jhede@ainop.net ; Host: . ID563-59 6.142011100546

Sat., 2
6:30 pm

Variety Show: Legion Hall; FMI: Kathy Robinson, 207-896-7909, email: kitkis5@yahoo.com; Host: . ID47-60 6.142011100546

 Sunday, 3 July, 2011

Sun., 3
10 am

St. Theresa'a Chicken BBQ: St. Theresa's Catholic Church; Chicken and fixings; $8; FMI: ; Host: . ID34-61 6.142011100546

Sun., 3
after BBQ

Museum Open House: Stockholm Historical Society Museum; New displays: Franny's Garage, Dick's Barber Shop, Winter Sports, Madawaska Lake. ID176-62 6.142011100546

 Monday, 4 July, 2011

Mon., 4
6 am

Swedish Pancake Breakfast: Brigade Lodge; until 9:00 am; bean-hole beans, berries and whipped cream, yummy! line-up early; FMI: ; Host: . ID45-63 6.142011100546

Mon., 4
11 am

4th of July Parade: starts on Lake Street, ends at the school; floats line up at 10 am, Lake Street will be closed during the parade; FMI: ; Host: . ID71-64 6.142011100546

Mon., 4
TBA

Boat Parade: Madawaska Lake; Tentative, all boaters welcome; FMI: . ID68-65 6.142011100546

 Tuesday, 5 July, 2011

Tue., 5
TBA

Games Day: Ball Park or Community Center?; Tentative, 5K run, Games; FMI: TBA; Host: Stockholm Historical Society. ID564-66 6.142011100546


June, 2012

 Friday, 22 June, 2012

Fri., 22

Next year's MidsommarFest 2012: Maine Swedish Colony; plan to attend next year's MidsommarFest; FMI: Debbie Eustis-Grandy, 207-896-5240, email: lakka@atiwi.com; Host: New Sweden Historical Society. ID554-67 6.142011100546


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