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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.

Collection Highlights

Photos
Photos
Archives
Archives
Graves
Graves
Artifacts
Artifacts
Buildings
Buildings
Library
Library

Since the founding of the Lewes Historical Society in 1962, the generosity of community members has been a constant. Through donations, we have been able to grow our collection of art, artifacts, books, papers, photographs, business ledgers and family bibles, as well as decorative arts that all help tell the rich history of Lewes.

Several local organizations have asked us to house their historical records, which we maintain in our Archives. Individuals and families have presented the Society with significant objects, documents, diaries and correspondence revealing details of life in Lewes that might otherwise be lost to time. In the event you have a piece of Lewes history you would like to share, please contact us.

In addition to collecting, we also offer access to the items in our Archives for researchers looking for historical information on a specific topic (by appointment).

To donate an item or a collection or to discuss a potential donation in confidence, please feel free to contact us at 302-645-7670 or by email.