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."
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.
During the Lewes Lunch & Learn on Friday, April 15, at noon in Hotel Rodney, Denise Bridgens will present "Early Colonial Family Life." This is the last Lewes Lunch & Learn of the spring season, returning in the fall of 2016. In the interim summer months join us for History Happy Hour lectures taking place weekly Friday afternoons.
The Lewes Historical Society is set to honor four outstanding preservationists this year at the Lewes Historic Preservation Awards Luncheon, sponsored by Burton Builders. Ms. Kim Burdick, an award-winning public historian, will offer remarks regarding the importance of historic preservation at the award luncheon.
The Lewes Historical Society is seeking applicants for its 2016 summer internship program. The application can be found at https://www.historiclewes.org/education/internships. Internships must be completed over the summer between the months of May - August. Start and end days are negotiable based on the academic calendar. The application deadline has been extended to March 15, 2016.
Join speaker Steve Gonzer for a discussion on the Holocaust, National Month of Remembrance USHMM: "Why We Must Remember-Seventy One Years Later," on Friday, March 18, at 7:30pm at The Saint Peter's Church Parish Hall at 211 Mulberry Street, Lewes, Delaware. Admission is free and no reservations are required.
It is with great pleasure that Saint Peters Church along with The Lewes Historical Society announce a very special bus trip opportunity for our members and residents of the Lewes area. On Tuesday, March 8, visit the Biggs Museum of American Art in Dover, Delaware, for a guided tour of the extended exhibition: The Saint John’s Bible: Illuminating the Word.
The next Lewes Lunch & Learn is on Friday, February 26, at noon at Hotel Rodney: A Community Discussion Forum on "The Preservation of African American History in Sussex County."
With over 100,000 historic objects contained within The Lewes Historical Society's collections, including written documents, oral histories, and photographs, far too few of these objects directly relate to African American history in Lewes, especially when considering the decades of African American contributions in Southern Delaware that remain unknown.