Governor Johan Printz monolith restoration

Restoration of the Governor Johan Printz 1643 -1653 granite monolith

This monolith was erected by the Swedish Colonial Society in 1923.

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Society issues New Sweden 375th Jubilee Commemorative

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New Sweden Landmarks

Click READ MORE to Get a List of New Sweden Landmark, in the Area.

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Forefather Members are Active Members who can prove descent from Swedish or Finnish colonists in the United States prior to the Treaty of Paris, marking the close of the Revolutionary War, in 1783.

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Reasons to Join Now!

New Website

1As we prepared to celebrate our 375th anniversary Jubilee, we invited you to spend some time on our exciting new website. The new website is designed for the 21st century user. We look forward to attracting new members from the technological era, by utilizing features that will be fun and educational for all ages.

Web Standards

2 New enhanced security of documents, by creating a private section that comes with membership to the Society. We also have many volunteer positions available in the cataloging areas.

2 Different Archives

3The Swedish Colonial Society has two archives to choose from.The Peter S. Craig Library and The Ronald Beatty Collection.
Please consider making a contribution to our educational programs.

Active Membership Dues


Active Membership Dues

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**The official registration and financial information of The Swedish Colonial Society may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll free, within Pennsylvania, 1 (800) 732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.