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 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.
116 Station Road
PO Box 33
New Sweden, ME, 04762
Carolyn Hildebrand email@example.com
280 Main Street
Stockholm, ME 04783
John & Rosemary Hede
1149 New Sweden Rd.
Woodland, ME 04736
Debbie Eustis-Grandy of the New Sweden Historical Society announces a raffle of a Kirsten Larson doll, the Swedish-American Girl Doll made by Pleasant Co., dressed in her official "meet Kirsten" outfit. Eustis-Grandy says, “The idea for the doll raffle came from Midsommar Festival committee members Elinor Hjulstrom of Woodland and Judy Holmquist of Caribou. The doll raffle is a great fund-raiser.”
Included with the doll is a handmade Swedish national costume with accessories: doll pin imported from Sweden, white tights, and black Mary Jane shoes. The costume is sewn and donated by fiber artist Judy Holmquist of Caribou.
Holmquist says, “The doll will make a wonderful surprise for a little girl or doll collector.” The doll and costumes can be seen at the New Sweden Capitol Museum through Midsommar.
Raffle proceeds will go towards Society projects and restoration of the newly acquired historic Clasé log homestead . Tickets are one for $2.00 or three for $5.00 and can be purchased afternoons, at the New Sweden Museum, until the raffle winner is drawn at Midsommar Sunday Program, June 19, 2011. For more information see www.MaineSwedishColony.info.
For more information contact
Debbie Eustis-Grandy, New Sweden Historical Society,
29 Station Road, New Sweden, Maine