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Annual Fund

Spring Appeal

It's your support that keeps the Lewes Historical Society a premiere institution. The Lewes Historical Society will work with you and your advisors to design a plan that achieves your financial and philanthropic objectives. Gifts can be wonderfully simple, flexible and easy to make.

You may have received something in the mail about our spring appeal, but if not you can donate here: shop.historiclewes.org.

Everyone knows how difficult it can be to maintain and look after all the needs and improvements to just one house - imagine the need that arises in caring for not only twelve houses, but twelve of the most historic buildings in Lewes. The Society has been fortunate that it has received help in the past and it is through your generous current support that the Society is able to bring quality exhibitions to Lewes, promote the preservation of our history and maintain the nationally-recognized historic houses of the Lewes Historic Complex.

The participation in the Annual Fund by members, volunteers, and other friends of the Society is vital to the year-to-year operation of our Society.

Your annual gift will help to:

  • Provide educational programming for school children in Lewes and for groups throughout Delaware that visit the Society.
  • Enable the Society to acquire and care for the objects that embody the story of Lewes' heritage.
  • Keep the Society grounds beautiful and well-maintained.
  • Support special programs, exhibitions and speakers throughout the year that will help bring a deeper appreciation for the history and culture of Lewes, Delaware, Delmarva, as well as the stories that have shaped our nation.

Matching Gifts:

You can increase the value of your gift to The Lewes Historical Society if the company where you or your spouse currently works has a matching gift program. Many companies continue to match retirees' gifts.Stop by or call your company's human resources office to request a matching gift form, complete the employee section and mail it to the Society along with the amount of your pledge or gift and we will do the rest.

Proceed to annual gift form