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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



17, 18, 19 June, 2011


Kirsten Doll Raffle


Debbie Eustis-Grandy of the New Sweden Historical Society announces a raffle of a Kirsten Larson doll, the Swedish-American Girl Doll made by Pleasant Co., dressed in her official "meet Kirsten" outfit. Eustis-Grandy says, “The idea for the doll raffle came from Midsommar Festival committee members Elinor Hjulstrom of Woodland and Judy Holmquist of Caribou. The doll raffle is a great fund-raiser.”

Carl, Anders, Anton, Stina Lisa, John Anderson; Names of girls unknown

Kirsten in her Swedish
National Costume
handmade and donated
by Judy Homquist

Included with the doll is a handmade Swedish national costume with accessories: doll pin imported from Sweden, white tights, and black Mary Jane shoes. The costume is sewn and donated by fiber artist Judy Holmquist of Caribou. 

Holmquist says, “The doll will make a wonderful surprise for a little girl or doll collector.” The doll and costumes can be seen at the New Sweden Capitol Museum through Midsommar.

Raffle proceeds will go towards Society projects and restoration of the newly acquired historic Clasé log homestead . Tickets are one for $2.00 or three for $5.00 and can be purchased afternoons, at the New Sweden Museum, until the raffle winner is drawn at Midsommar Sunday Program, June 19, 2011. For more information see www.MaineSwedishColony.info.


For more information contact
Debbie Eustis-Grandy, New Sweden Historical Society,
email: lakka@atiwi.com
29 Station Road, New Sweden, Maine

Carl, Anders, Anton, Stina Lisa, John Anderson; Names of girls unknown

Kirsten in her "Meet Kirsten" Costume
with book. The doll is no longer available
from the American Doll Company

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