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Maine's Swedish Colony, July 23, 1870

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Caribou Public Library

The Caribou Public Library was built in 1911 with the help of a generous donation from library philanthropist Andrew Carnegie. The library is home to approximately 45,000 items including books, newspapers, magazines, audio books, videos, cassettes, DVDs, and CD-ROMS. The library provides access to the Internet and to MARVEL: Maine's Virtual Library which gives access to literally thousand of newspapers, magazines, journals, encyclopedias and more. The library also provides wireless access to area residents. In addition, the library has a local genealogy section that includes an index of the Aroostook Republican from 1887-present, and the Aroostook Republican newspapers. The library's website features more than 300 pictures and postcards of early Caribou and the surrounding areas. The library is a hub of activity for area residents of all ages and offers a number of programs throughout the year for area youngsters.

For more information contact:
Diane DuBois, Library Director
30 High Street, Caribou
Be sure to visit the library's website at

Maine Swedish Colony

Maine's Swedish Colony Incorporated
PO Box 50
New Sweden, ME 04762

New Sweden School

The New Sweden School is a K - 8 school located in New Sweden, Maine. It serves students from New Sweden, Stockholm, Westmanland, and Madawaska Lake.

As part of the New Sweden School's Maine History, Local History unit, seventh and eighth grade students researched various topics in the history of the Swedish Colony. They then wrote their essays and selected photographs for their student exhibits.

For more information, contact teacher Ernest Easter, 207-896-5541.
Visit New Sweden School's website.

New Sweden Historical Society

The New Sweden Historical Society was organized in 1925 and maintains the collections housed in the Capitolium, Lindsten Stuga, and Laden, as well as the monuments and old cemetery behind the Capitolium. In addition, the Historical Society puts on the annual Midsommar Celebration and Founder's Day festivities.

Physical Address: 116 Station Road, New Sweden, ME 04762
Mailing Address: PO Box 33, New Sweden, ME 04762

For more information, contact Deb Eustis-Grandy, 207-896-5240.

Nylander Museum

Established in 1939, the Nylander Museum houses the collections of self-taught naturalist, Olof Nylander (1864-1943).

Museum address: 657 Main Street
Caribou, Maine 04736


Stockholm Historical Society

Stockholm Historical Society
280 Main Street
Stockholm, ME 04783