From Captain Kidd and the eternal rhythms of the tides to the salty courage of the Delaware pilots and the nationally-recognized architecture of our historic district - Lewes's past is colorful, unique and proud. The ancient beam of old Cape Henlopen Light still haunts the local seas and local imaginations in "Delaware's Saltiest Town."
It is the perfect time of year to come to Lewes to enjoy The Lewes Historical Society’s Cannonball House Maritime Museum and Ryves Holt House Museum Gift Shop. April presents new spring hours for both buildings. The Cannonball House Maritime Museum will be open seven days a week 11:00am-4:00pm. The Ryves Holt House Museum Gift Shop will be open every day 10:00am-5:00pm.
The Lewes Historical Society is proud to be the home of the Lewes Base Ball Club, sponsored by Dogfish Head Craft Brewery. Lewes Base Ball Club is a member of the Mid-Atlantic Vintage Base Ball League and the Vintage Base Ball Association. It is an educational program at the Society designed to tell the story of baseball in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. It also demonstrates the history of social and athletic life in Lewes.
While visiting downtown Lewes during the Lewes Tulip Celebration, on April 11, the public is invited to The Lewes Historical Society Campus at 110 Shipcarpenter Street for an Antiques & Collectibles Sale and fun and educational kids activities: Sketching and Sweet Spring Sampling!
Join The Lewes Historical Society as we rekindle the Lewes tradition of boat building as part of our 2015 Family Boat Building Weekend. Held over the course of Fathers Day Weekend (June 19-21), you and your family have the chance to build your own 12’ Bevin’s Skiff and test your craftsmanship as we launch the boats in the Lewes-Rehoboth Canal on Sunday afternoon.
PROGRAM CANCELLED AS OF FEBRUARY 27, 2015 AT 1:00PM DUE TO UNFORSEEN CIRCUMSTANCES.
The Lewes Historical Society’s Speaker Series scheduled for Friday, February 20 at 7:30pm at the Lewes Presbyterian Church Hall has been rescheduled for Friday, February 27 at 7:30pm at St. Peters Church Hall at 211 Mulberry Street, Lewes…