This site is not updated on a regular basis. 12/23/19


The Sons and Daughters of the Colony of New Sweden (New Sweden Historical Society) and Maine’s Swedish Colony, Inc. have merged under the New Sweden Histroical Society name.


New Sweden
Historical Society



116 Station Road

PO Box 33
New Sweden, ME, 04762


Carolyn Hildebrand nshs@maineswedishcolony.info


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Historical Society



280 Main Street
Stockholm, ME 04783

Sandra Hara


Historical Society

1149 New Sweden Rd.
Woodland, ME 04736



History and Guide




Welcome to the Swedish Colony in Northern Maine. This web version of the printed booklet is intended to provide you with both an historical perspective on the Colony area, and a map-oriented tourguide to historical and current points of interest. After a brief introduction as to how the Colony came to be, the contents are organized by townships involved: New Sweden, Woodland and Perham, Connor, Lyndon (now Caribou), Westmanland, Stockholm, and Madawaska Lake. For each, there is an early history section followed by what exists today. Thank you for your interest. Tack så mycket! The four historical organizations of the colony cordially invite you to become a member, and welcome any and all donations, including one to help defray the cost of publishing.

The Colony Coordinating Committee of the local historical organizations.

  • New Sweden Historical Society
  • Woodland Historical Society
  • Stockholm Historical Society
  • Maine's Swedish Colony Inc.
    PO Box 50
    New Sweden, ME 04762

Funding assistance provided by the Maine Humanities Council and the Maine Community Foundation. Published by Maine's Swedish Colony Inc. Richard Hede, editor; Rena Hultgren, assistant editor; Bill Duncan, design and photography. Sincere appreciation to all those who contributed to the contents. Published June, 2001.


Log cabin Illustration from the 1880 decennial report


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Note, Dec 2019. This site is not updated on a regular basis. See individual historical society pages on Facebook for the latest.--Bill