320th Anniversary

Celebrating The Centuries: Old Swedes Church 1699-2019

Old Swedes celebrated 320 years of preservation and progress on June 8th. We had a great time hearing inspiring speeches, having a wonderful meal, and honoring the commendable generosity and hard work of everyone who supports our mission – including our honoree Sen. Tom Carper, whose dedicated efforts led to the creation of the First State National Historical Park. Thanks to everyone for a very enjoyable evening!

Although our celebration was on June 8th, our 320th lasts all year. Consider donating towards our mission:

Thanks to all of our sponsors who helped make this celebration possible:

1698 Society – Lead Sponsor


Delaware Preservation Patron

The Kenny Family Foundation & Kenny Family Shoprite of Delaware

320th Anniversary Supporter

Batesville Casket

Ronald and Nancy Hendrickson

Office of Mayor Michael Purzycki, City of Wilmington

McCrery & Harra Funeral Home

County Executive Matthew S. Meyer, New Castle County

New Castle County Council, President, Karen Hartley-Nagle

320th Anniversary Friend of Old Swedes

AutoTeam DE

Breakthru Beverage of Delaware

Carman Ford Lincoln

Christiana Care Health Systems

Cooper Vault

Xavier DeCario

Gunnip & Company LLP

BJ and Mike Houser

Lt. Governor Bethany Hall-Long

New Sweden Centre

South River Heritage Consulting, LLC

Wells Fargo Financial Advisors


Christina River Exchange

Colonial Parking

Tracy B. Ignatieff

Wilmington City Council

Silent Auction item Donors


American Swedish Historical Museum


Wade Catts

Delaware Art Museum

Delaware Eye Surgeons

Hagley Museum & Library

Kalmar Nyckel Foundation

Eunice LaFate

Office of Mayor Michael Purzycki, City of Wilmington

Kevin O’Malley

Riverfront Development Corporation

Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester

Winterthur Museum