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Lewes Awaits!

Lewes History Museum Capital Campaign

After 384 years, one of the oldest and most historic cities in the country is finally getting its own museum and community center.  The Margaret H. Rollins Community Center and Lewes History Museum will be integral parts of an emerging 10-acre cultural campus at the southern entrance to Lewes, including the new Lewes Public Library, outdoor concert stage, a children’s garden, Stango Park, and the hub for an 18-mile regional hiking and biking trail.  A fundraising campaign is underway to generate the $1.8 million still required for building renovations and related costs.  

Learn how you can help bring the vision to life    Support the Lewes History Museum Capital Campaign and donate today

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Historic Lewes Video

Please enjoy this wonderful 9 minute video, which gives a brief history of the town of Lewes, told through the experiences of the bay and river pilots of the community, whose contributions continue to play a critical role in Delaware's- and our nation's- maritime commerce.  From an early 17th century Dutch settlement through today's heritage and eco-tourism driven economy, nearly 400 years of history vividly comes to life in this short documentary.