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News

 

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

 

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

 

 

History and Guide

 

Welcome,Välkommen

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Welcome to the Swedish Colony in Northern Maine. This web version of the printed booklet is intended to provide you with both an historical perspective on the Colony area, and a map-oriented tourguide to historical and current points of interest. After a brief introduction as to how the Colony came to be, the contents are organized by townships involved: New Sweden, Woodland and Perham, Connor, Lyndon (now Caribou), Westmanland, Stockholm, and Madawaska Lake. For each, there is an early history section followed by what exists today. Thank you for your interest. Tack så mycket! The four historical organizations of the colony cordially invite you to become a member, and welcome any and all donations, including one to help defray the cost of publishing.


The Colony Coordinating Committee of the local historical organizations.

  • New Sweden Historical Society
  • Woodland Historical Society
  • Stockholm Historical Society
  • Maine's Swedish Colony Inc.
    PO Box 50
    New Sweden, ME 04762

Funding assistance provided by the Maine Humanities Council and the Maine Community Foundation. Published by Maine's Swedish Colony Inc. Richard Hede, editor; Rena Hultgren, assistant editor; Bill Duncan, design and photography. Sincere appreciation to all those who contributed to the contents. Published June, 2001.

 

Log cabin Illustration from the 1880 decennial report

 

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