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The Kalmar Nyckel
Foundation relies on private donations to deliver on our mission by offering educational programs to students and the public, operating and maintaining our Tall Ship, and Copeland Maritime Center while providing a memorable experience to all who participate. Your
support of the Foundation helps keep Delaware, American, and Swedish colonial history and adventure alive!
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The Kalmar Nyckel Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) educational organization with the mission of preserving and promoting the cultural and maritime heritage of Delaware and the Delaware Valley for the education and enrichment of all. The Foundation is a volunteer-based organization that built, owns, and operates the Kalmar Nyckel.
We sail because thereís nothing like the excitement of a child when she helps hoist a 17th-century sail and it catches the wind. Because when students learn how celestial navigation charts the journey of a Tall Ship across the Atlantic, they are more likely to understand the principles of geometry and astronomy involved. And because thereís no better way to teach the value of teamwork than by giving a group of 5th graders the task of starting a colony in the new world.
Our Brick Walkway
Donating a brick to the walkway at the main entrance of the Copeland Maritime Center is a great way to leave a lasting impression! Bricks come in three sizes - 4x8 for $100, 8x8 for $250 and 12x12 for $1000. Thank you!
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If you are interested in donating a good or service, please contact the office to obtain an up-to-date list of our needs.
If you would like to learn more about including the Kalmar Nyckel Foundation in your estate plan, please contact the office to learn more about the new Kalmar Nyckel Foundationís 1638 Heritage Fund.
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Did you know: That Kalmar Nyckel made four roundtrip crossings of the Atlantic between 1637 and 1645, more than any other vessel of its era?