Bishop Hill Heritage Association’s Summer Exhibit: Colony to Community, The Story of New Sweden
Colony to Community, The Story of New Sweden is the second exhibit opening at the Steeple Building on June 9, 2013. This traveling panel exhibit honors the 375th anniversary of the New Sweden colony, the first permanent European settlement in the Delaware Valley. Wilmington, Delaware is the modern day location for this first Swedish colony in North America. The display describes the impact that New Sweden had on American history and on Swedish emigration. Colony to Community, The Story of New Sweden will be on display throughout the summer. The exhibition was organized by the American Swedish Historical Museum in conjunction with the Delaware Historical Society and the New Jersey State Museum.