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Trim a Swedish Christmas Tree

VÄLKOMMEN! Welcome!

Along the banks of the Darby Creek, within earshot of the noise and bustle
of the 21st century, stands a piece of America’s past. The Swedish style log cabin was over 100 years old at the time of the American Revolution.
The cabin is believed to be built by early Swedish settlers, and to have been part of the New Sweden colony. The cabin was most likely built between 1638 and 1655, but the exact year is not known.

The Swedish cabin in winter

After sheltering some of our country’s earliest settlers, and having been occupied for the better part of three centuries, the cabin stood vacant and neglected in the mid 1900s. In 1980, a group of concerned citizens enlisted the help of the local government to preserve this rare historic site. In 1985,
the Swedish Cabin was listed on the National Register of Historic Places and the following year the group known as the Friends of the Swedish Cabin was born. This group assumed responsibility for the administration and ongoing care of the cabin. In 1987 the cabin was restored.

the Swedish Cabin in spring

The Friends of the Swedish Cabin is a volunteer, non-profit organization with a Board of Directors and membership open to individuals and organizations. Its primary purpose is to preserve the Swedish Cabin so that future generations can be afforded a glimpse back into the past, and that this glimpse will, in turn, foster an appreciation for traditional Swedish culture and values, and for the preservation of historic sites and buildings. Each member of the Friends of the Swedish Cabin has a special affection for this unique site.

It is our hope that education of the young will help to develop the cabin’s next generation of Friends, and that these Friends will ensure that the cabin continues to stand, offering a window into the past.

The Swedish Cabin
9 Creek Road
P.O. Box 200
Drexel Hill, PA 19026
610-237-8064

theswedishcabin@comcast.net

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