Old Swedes FoundationOld Swedes Church • Wilimington, DE

About us



Old Swedes Foundation provides for the care, maintenance, preservation and promotion of the Old Swedes Church, Old Swedes Burial Ground and Hendrickson House in the city of Wilmington, Delaware, as historical monuments and points of interest. The Foundation (also known as Old Swedes Historic Site) maintains a library, provides educational tours of grounds, Old Swedes Church and the Hendrickson House, and archives and makes available the historical records of Holy Trinity (Old Swedes) Church and Burial Ground to those involved in genealogical and historical research.



Rebecca L. Wilson
Executive Director
Jane Conlon
Education & Visitor Services Coordinator
Betsy Christopher
Marketing/Membership Coordinator


  • Toni Spille, President
  • Abdullah Muhammad, Vice President
  • Wade Catts, Secretary
  • Patricia Maley, Treasurer
  • Kennard E. Brown
  • Richard Harra
  • Mitchell D. Houser
  • Eunice LaFate
  • Helen C. Riley
  • Corshawn Showell
  • Leonard Sophrin
  • Donna Swain
    Ex Officio
  • The Rev. Patricia Downing
  • Niki T. Ingram, Senior Warden, Trinity Parish