Lewes History Museum Capital Campaign
The Lewes History Museum opened July 1 and has garnered rave reviews. With exhibits that display the breadth and depth of the Society's collections, Lewes's story is told in ways not previously possible. Now, we are looking to wrap up our $3,000,000 campaign with a strong finish. Through December 1, 2017, an anonymous donor will match dollar-for-dollar every gift to the Lewes History Museum campaign, up to $1,000,000!
While the exhibits are up and researchers from across the world and around the corner are using our collections, we still have some work left to accomplish. The Marshall & Schell Family Children's Discovery Center will be the only informal educational space of its kind on the Delmarva Peninsula. To find out more or to discuss a donation, please contact the Society at 302-645-7670.
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We’ve opened up hundreds of years of history to students, researchers and anyone interested in the First Town in the First State.
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.