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


Carolyn Hildebrand nshs@maineswedishcolony.info


Download Membership Form

Historical Society

280 Main Street
Stockholm, ME 04783

John & Rosemary Hede


Historical Society

1149 New Sweden Rd.
Woodland, ME 04736




Swedish Colony Midsommar Fest, 21, 22, 23 June, 2013


NSHS Newsletter for October, 2012


Places to stay and eat in the area with directions for driving to New Sweden.


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History, Map and Tourguide, An online version of the 2001 booklet written by Richard Hede. The Map page has a link to a big Colony map.



Northern Maine’s Swedish Immigrants and their Families:
Genealogical Questions, Corrections, Discussions and Contributions
Lynn Johnson chairperson New Sweden Historical Society Genealogy Division newswedengenealogy@gmail.com


YouTube channel

Nancy & Keith

Discovery Research Folklife Report

The Report on Discovery Research Fieldwork in the Swedish Colony by folklorist Matthew Shippee. This report is part of the research for the Cultural Directory survey sponsord by Maine Arts Commission and New Century Fund of the Maine Community Foundation.


Yahoo Group

An email group creating public conversations about the wide range of recreational, cultural, historic, folk, and arts activities of the community.


(This site is not presently online. Printed information is available at the historical societies.) Maine's Swedish Colony Cultural Directory. People who have a connection to our area and what they make or do for recreational, cultural, historic, folk, and arts activities.


Site Notes

This website is a replacement for the GeoCities.com site. GeoCities has been discontinued by Yahoo. The Cultural Directory has also been taken down, I hope to republish it here in the future. Be sure to update your bookmarks--Bill Duncan

Privacy Policy-We do not share contact information. Site comments, correcctions, and questions? No change is too small – email the official web trolls: John Hede, jhede@ainop.com and Bill Duncan, Bill@WilliamLDuncan.com ©2010 Site hosting courtesy of WilliamLDuncan.com. Buy his stuff to help support this site. Site built in the Maine Swedish Colony by gnomes. This site was originally developed with assistance of a Discovery Research grant from the Maine Arts Commission, the New Century Fund of the Maine Community Foundation and the historical societies of the Maine Swedish Colony.