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New Sweden Theme Park to include Farmstead Cabins

by Apr 14, 2017New Features, New Sweden, New Sweden on the Delaware, News & Events

There are big undertakings under way for Governor Printz Park in Essington PA. Governor Printz Park in Essington, Tinicum Township, Pennsylvania was the site of the capital of the New Sweden colony beginning in 1643, and it has been recently renovated for its 375th anniversary.  The New Sweden Company is reconstructing a log farmstead in the Park, which, together with historical markers prepared by The Swedish Colonial Society, will serve as an education center hosted by the Tinicum Township Historical Society.  The main log residence has already been reconstructed at the expense of The Swedish Colonial Society. Our plan is to outfit the main log cabin for visits by appointment, such as class visits, with an interactive exhibit of artifacts, period costumes, and visual aids depicting how the Swedish colonists brought their culture to America and interacted peacefully with the local Lenape tribe.

To contribute to the Farmstead or re-constructing a cabin, you can BUY-A-LOG for $100. Your name or organization’s name will be added to a plaque. Any contribution is greatly appreciated.

Contributions can be sent to:
The Swedish Colonial Society
Attn: Linda Alexy, Treasurer
916 Swanson Street
Philadelphia PA 19147

Click here to download a PDF of the plans!