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Chester Monument Ceremony

June 11, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Sylvia and Earl Seppälä at the Chester Monument

Sylvia and Earl Seppälä at the Chester Monument

The tradition continues on Sunday June 11 at 3pm, when FASDV and DVFA (Delaware Valley Finnish-Americans) together honor the Finns and Swedes, who came to the Delaware Valley in 1638 and thus became the first permanent European settlers in the Tri-State area. They developed friendly relationships with the Lenape and Susquehannock Indians and learned invaluable skills from them that helped them survive and eventually thrive in the new continent.
The ceremony begins at 3pm on Sunday, June 11, followed by a dinner at 4pm at the Embers Restaurant at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, off of I-95 at Naamans Road exit.


June 11, 2017
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm