Lynda A. Messick, left, President & CEO of Community Bank Delaware, presents a check to Barb Shelton, middle, Development Assistant of The Lewes Historical Society and Mike DiPaolo, right, Executive Director of The Lewes Historical Society for $3,000 to support the Society's Christmas Tour of Lewes. "We are very grateful for Community Bank’s support of the Society. There will be nine private houses throughout historic Lewes on the December 7th tour, along with the Society’s properties and several other festive locations.
The Lewes Historical Society will be holding its Annual Meeting for Elections of Trustees prior to the Speaker Series on Friday, November 15 at 7:30PM at the Lewes Presbyterian Church Hall (113 Kings Highway). Up for election to be included in the 2014 Board of Trustees are Stan Divorski and Don Matzkin.
One of Lewes’s most beloved holiday traditions – the 40th Annual Christmas Tour of Lewes benefiting The Lewes Historical Society and presented by Community Bank Delaware – is set for Saturday, December 7, 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.
John Lingo presents a check from Jack Lingo Realtor for $2,500 to The Lewes Historical Society’s Endowment Fund in memory of Elizabeth “Betty” Carter. Betty was very involved at The Lewes Historical Society as a member for 51 years. She served as a docent at the Hiram Rodney Burton House for many years and was co-chair of the Christmas Tour of Lewes for nearly twenty years.
Jean Kissane, an archives volunteer of The Lewes Historical Society, enters the 15,000th catalog entry in The Lewes Historical Society’s Past Perfect collections database, on October 28, 2013. The entry is of a photographic negative of a March 1960 Beebe Hospital Capping Ceremony from the collection of Colonel Riley E.
The Lewes Historical Society would like to thank everyone who came to support the Jack Daniels Statue Contest at Irish Eyes Lewes on the evening of Thursday, October 17. We are very grateful to Irish Eyes for selecting the Society as the beneficiary of this event.
Bob Savage -- a Cape Henlopen High School graduate, resident of Milford and descendant of Floyd Savage, a keeper of Harbor of Refuge Lighthouse off Lewes's coast -- donated this circa 1908 lantern from the lighthouse to the Society on Friday, October 4, 2013. This lantern would have been fueled by oil and provided the light that would have been visible for nearly 18 miles for mariners traveling to or near the Delaware Capes.
This 12’ Bevin’s Skiff built by volunteers of The Lewes Historical Society’s Wooden Boat Program left the Society’s complex for a trip to its new home in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Joe Root won the craft in the 2013 project boat raffle. Joe’s Daughter, 4-year-old Rebecca Root, is excited to have a new family vessel.