New Sweden History Conference 2017: New Sweden Beyond the Delaware, 1638-1776


Saturday, November 4, 2017 - 8:30am - 3:00pm
The Lazaretto Ballroom, 99 Wanamaker Avenue
Essington, PA 19029
United States
Be sure to attend the 17th annual New Sweden History Conference, taking place on Saturday, November 4, at the Lazaretto Ballroom in Essington, PA. Register before October 13 and enjoy the Early Bird ticket rate of $50/ticket! 

This year's New Sweden History Conference will explore the migration of Swedish colonists from the original landing point of Wilmington Delaware to the greater Delaware Valley and east coast region. Through material culture and the science of DNA, speakers will examine how members of the New Sweden Colony and subsequent generations were able to maintain their sense of culture and community while assimilating into the shifting political power structures around them. Speakers include:
Brian Crane: Language, Church, Material Culture and Identity among 18th-Century Swedish Descendent Communities in the Delaware Valley Region
Catharine Dann Roeber: Working through the Middlemen: Swedes and their Neighbors in the 17th/early 18th century Delaware River Region
Laurie Fitzpatrick: After New Sweden, Three Early Transnational Actors: The Transformations of Sven Skute, Jonas Nilsson, and Morton Mortenson
Becky Griswold: DNA - The Invisible Possession: What We Learn from Genes Inherited from our New Sweden Ancestors
Sean Moir: Discovering New Sweden
Event Type: 
Arts & Culture
History and Preservation
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