Kalmar Nyckel new Buchan Ness painting

Kalmar Nyckel center unveils painting of ship’s last battle

Betsy PriceCulture, Headlines

The Kalmar Nyckel Foundation newest exhibit focuses on Delaware’s tall ship in the 1652 battle in which it sank. The exhibit includes a newly commissioned oil painting by well-respected Baltimore artist Patrick O’Brien that is hung at head level on a second-floor wall in the Copeland Maritime Center, along with information about the battle between the Dutch and the English. …

Once controversial Kalmar Nyckel tall ship celebrates 25th anniversary

Betsy PriceCulture, Headlines

Delaware’s tall ship, the Kalmar Nyckel, sails to the Kalmar Nyckel Foundation Tuesday. Photo by Deborah Webb.   The Kalmar Nyckel celebrated her 25th anniversary Tuesday with the crew sailing Delaware’s tall ship through the 4th Street drawbridge to its foundation’s shipyard, and then giving a two-cannon salute after the national anthem was played. About 200 people watched it sail …

New museum exhibit celebrates why Swedes came, how they lived

Betsy PriceCulture, Headlines

  A notched log cabin moved from Idaho is a centerpiece in a new exhibit about why Swedes came to Delaware at the Kalmar Nyckel museum.   Destination Delaware, a compact new exhibit at the Kalmar Nyckel museum in Wilmington, celebrates the founding of New Sweden and the people who made those colonies successful. Opening Wednesday at the Copeland Maritime …