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Lunch & Learns

The Lewes Historical Society hosts a “Lewes Lunch & Learn” series, which includes various topics relating to the history of Lewes and surrounding area. These presentations are led by local history buffs, heritage area experts, and museum professionals.  Lectures are sponsored by Hotel Rodney and will take place at 12noon on announced dates in the downstairs meeting room of

the Hotel Rodney at the corner of Second and Market Streets.  Our February 17th program will take place at Saint Georges AME Church.  These events are free and open to the public.  Space is limited.  Seating is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. It is suggested that attendees bring a brown bag lunch to enjoy during the lecture.


Friday, October 7

“Three Love Stories of Lewes,” presented by Bill & Jill Hicks


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Friday, November 4

"'Enumeration Nation,' The Census in Delaware: An Insight into America’s Past," presented by Noemi Mendez Eliasen

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Friday, January 20

"Caesar Rodney and the American Revolution," presented by Stuart Forman

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Friday, February 17

"The History of Saint Georges AME Church," presented by Reverend Deborah McCaffity

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Friday, March 10

"Unsung Heroes & Heroines of the USLSS," presented by Carol Polio

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Friday, April 21

“Lost off Lewes: the Archaeology and History of HMS DeBraak,” presented by Tom Pulmano

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Be A Volunteer Speaker

Are you a local history buff? If you have material and great local knowledge (i.e. Lewes history, Delaware history, the Delaware Bay, collections, etc) and you would like to volunteer to share a presentation with the public, consider leading a “History Happy Hour” this summer. 

Contact us to schedule a meeting