Preserving Philadelphia’s New Sweden Legacy

Sail on the Kalmar Nyckel

September 30 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Come sail the Christina River with your friends and neighbors on the ship that first brought the Swedes to Wilmington and Philadelphia in 1638. 

"Calmare Nyckel" by Jacob Hagg (1922).

Pier 53: They Came. They Stayed.

October 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

From 1870 to the mid-1920’s, about one million immigrants entered the U.S. near Washington Avenue and Columbus Blvd.  

Boos & Brews

October 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Wander the grounds, encounter the graves of historic figures and hear their tales of lamentation. Enjoy gourmet hors d’oeuvres, local craft brews, live jazz music and more.

Boos and Brews

Founders Magazine

In our quarterly magazine, we publish our research about those who are buried in our graveyards and their impact upon Philadelphia’s history. Here are some of our recent issues:

The Music of 1700 [Concert + Lecture] Great Talks at Gloria Dei