Art: Swedish Objects

Not many U. S. citizens know that the Delaware Bay region was colonized by Sweden nearly 40 years before the pious arrival of long-haired William Penn. In 1638 Sweden's Mayflower, the Kalmar Nyckel, put colonists ashore at what is now known as The Rocks, near the site of the present city of Wilmington. The settlement, named Christina in honor of Sweden's young queen, scarcely got started before it was lost to the Dutch and then to the English. As the prelude to a tercentenary celebration of New Sweden next year, an exhibition of Swedish...

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