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Old Swedes to hold its first Swedish summer festival

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

  Old Swedes Historic Site, a quiet corner of First State National Historical Park, this month will hold its first summer festival, complete with a Swedish meatball competition. Organizers hope the Midsommar Festival, set for June 25 on Wilmington’s east side, will become an annual event and raise the profile of Old Swedes. LeonĂ© L. Cahill-Krout, who became executive director …

a boat that is floating in the water

Once controversial Kalmar Nyckel tall ship celebrates 25th anniversary

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

Delaware’s tall ship, the Kalmar Nyckel, sails to the Kalmar Nyckel Foundation Tuesday. Photo by Deborah Webb.   The Kalmar Nyckel celebrated her 25th anniversary Tuesday with the crew sailing Delaware’s tall ship through the 4th Street drawbridge to its foundation’s shipyard, and then giving a two-cannon salute after the national anthem was played. About 200 people watched it sail …

Kalmar Nyckel replica in foundation building

Kalmar Nyckel’s Underground Railroad class focuses on travel options

Jarek Rutz Culture, Headlines

The Kalmar Nyckel Foundation’s new classroom program focuses on the Underground Railroad.   The Kalmar Nyckel Foundation will offer a new class focusing on the many ways slaves could travel along the Underground Railway, emphasizing Delaware’s role in it, as well as the state’s maritime history. In addition, the program will teach five different strategic routes and factors, and five …