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Lewes Historical Society Annual Meeting

The Annual Meeting of the membership of the Lewes Historical Society met on Saturday, January 23, 2021. The business topics of the meeting were to amend the By-laws of the Lewes Historical Society and the annual election of Officers and Trustees. If you have any questions regarding the Annual Meeting, please contact us via email at [email protected]g. If you would like to view the 2020 Annual Report, please click the following link:

Lewes Historical Society's 2020 Annual Report

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December 15, 2021 - The Lewes Historical Society is honored to announce that it has received a generous award of $500,000 from the Atlanta-based Ma-Ran Foundation.  This unrestricted gift will assist the Society in present and future endeavors, supporting LHS’s mission to preserve, promote, and celebrate the rich, multi-faceted history of the Lewes community and Delaware’s Sussex County.  "The Lewes Historical Society is most appreciative of the generosity of the Ma-Ran Foundation — and the encouragement of, and appreciation for the work of the Society that it represents," stated Jim Abbott, the Lewes Historical Society's Executive Director.




"Lewes Historical Society restoring manhaden net reel - Artifact may be only one of its kind left in existence"     

Read the article in Cape Gazette's July 16th newspaper!

Menhaden Net Reel


We at The Lewes Historical Society are excited to share the latest online feature; "Lewes Legends & Landmarks":

Click here to view all of the Meet the Past & Lewes Legends & Landmarks videos






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