The Lewes Historical Society Valentines Antiques & Collectables Sale and Historic Chocolate Making Demonstration will be held on February 14 from 10:00am-4:00pm and February 15 from 1:00pm-4:00pm.
The Antiques and Collectables Sale will be held at the Rabbit’s Ferry House (at the Lewes Historic Complex, 110 Shipcarpenter Street) featuring a selection of small furniture, collectables, dishware, jewelry and more...for that special someone!
On December 30, U.S. Senator Tom Carper, Russ Smith of the National Park Service, and Mike DiPaolo of The Lewes Historical Society presented at a press event regarding the First State National Historical Park- which now includes the Ryves Holt House.
“We’re looking forward to having a dialogue with the National Park Service, how we can be involved and what we can do to bring Delaware’s story to our Nation’s attention,” says LHS Executive Director Mike DiPaolo.
Tradition. It’s a word that drives many cultures, many people. The Friday, January 16 program of The Lewes Historical Society will touch on many traditions of the Nanticoke People including dance, music and a brief history of Delaware’s Nanticoke People and how their traditions have survived and even changed through generations. The program on Friday, January 16, begins at 7:30 p.m. at Lewes Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall.
Rehoboth Beach Film Society and Lewes Historical Society co-present Delmarva Connections, a three-part film series featuring thought provoking films that explore our connections to the region around us. The first event of the 2015 series takes place on Friday, January 9, at 7pm, with a screening of the film, “In Organic We Trust” at The Inn at Canal Square, 122 West Market Street, Lewes, Delaware.
Barbara Sheldon won The Lewes Historical Society's Christmas painting raffle. “I purchased the raffle ticket while on the Christmas Tour of Lewes, which I enjoy every year. We had a great time while on the tour with all the festivities, crowds, and weather. What topped it off was winning this beautiful painting weeks later,” says Sheldon.
One of four complete copies of the Delaware Newspaper Project was recently transferred from Delaware Technical & Community College to the resource facilities in the Hiram Rodney Burton House in Lewes at The Lewes Historical Society, where a microfilm reader allows for easy accessibility and in-house printing. In addition to the Delaware Newspaper Project, The Lewes Historical Society also holds editions from two former Lewes newspapers, The Breakwater Light and Delaware Pilot, going back to the 1870s.
One of Lewes’s most beloved holiday traditions – the 41st Annual Christmas Tour of Lewes benefiting The Lewes Historical Society and presented by Community Bank Delaware – is set for Saturday, December 6, from 10:00am to 4:00pm. Advance tickets are $20.00 each; tickets purchased the day of the tour are $25.00. Children under 12 are FREE when accompanied by an adult.
Holmes Russell was dedicated to Lewes and The Lewes Historical Society. The Russell family has deep roots in Lewes with one of Holmes’ ancestors, Phillip Russell, owning the Society’s Ryves Holt House in the late 1600s. The last to bear the name Russell and live in the City of Lewes in an unbroken line of family members stretching back to the 17th century, genealogy was a passion of Holmes and the important research he did into the family line wil