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History "Happy Hours"

Indulge on Friday evenings for The Lewes Historical Society’s History Happy Hours including interesting dialog led by local history buffs, heritage area experts, and museum professionals.  These 20-30 minute featured presentations are followed by engaging question-answer periods.  During the program, wine is available.

History Happy Hours take place on Friday evenings from June through August  beginning at 4:00pm, in the downstairs meeting room of the Hotel Rodney at the corner of Second and Market Streets.

These events are free, but due to the program’s popularity, a pass per person is required for admission.  Seating is limited. Passes are available at the Ryves Holt House at the corner of Second and Mulberry Streets beginning at 3:00pm (an hour in advance) on lecture days.

Please consider joining us for this unique educational opportunity!  These programs are sponsored by Hotel Rodney.

2016 Schedule

June 3

George Contant- Cape Henlopen during the American Revolution 


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June 10

Phil Martin- Milton Historical Society Stained Glass: 1857


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June 24

Cape Henlopen High School Historic Textiles Students- A Day Out in Lewes 1870-1900

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July 8

Charles Sulkin & Michael DiPaolo – E.B. Lynch Murder: the 100 year anniversary & the Jewish Connection.

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July 15

Bill Manthorpe- Lewes during World War One


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July 22 

Bill Manthorpe- Lewes during World War Two


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July 29

Jim Bertholet- Lighthouses How They Worked and the People Who Kept Them

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August 5 

Marcos Salaverria- Tea Time on the Delaware River & Bay


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August 12 

Richard King & Harry Aiken- 60 years of Surf Fishing on Delaware’s Shores


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August 19 

Michael DiPaolo- Vintage Baseball in Lewes

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August 26

LHS intern2016- Summer Project Presentation

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