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Friday, March 14, 2008

The Swedish Cabin - Drexel Hill, PA

Swedish Cabin 9 Creek Rd., Drexel Hill; 610-237-8064. www.swedishcabin.org. This piece of America's past, located along the banks of Darby Creek, was over 100 years old at the time of the American Revolution & is believed to have been built (sometime between 1638 & 1655) by early Swedish settlers as part of the New Sweden colony. Call for group tours or appointments.

Annual Special Events

Thursday night was pea soup supper night for many early Swedish settlers. Among their descendants, the tradition continues today, particularly during cool months. In 1993, the Friends of the Swedish Cabin held its first Pea Soup Supper as a fund raiser. Each year since then, the number of attendees has grown. This “souper” event sells out quickly and has become the major fund raiser for the Cabin. Following traditional Swedish appetizers, bottomless bowls of rich, hearty yellow pea soup are served with cheese and Swedish breads. After dessert and coffee, a musical program rounds out the evening.

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