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Learn about history of Lewes, Delaware

Educational Programs

There are educational opportunities for everyone at The Lewes Historical Society! 

Field trips for grades K-12, to the Lewes Historical Society's campus buildings include sites such as the 1898 Midway Schoolhouse, The 1850’s Old Doctor’s Office, and the Thompson Country Store are available with advanced reservations ONLY, seasonally from April through October.

Visitation to the Lewes History Museum and the historic Cannonball House's War of 1812 Exhibit are available all year round and are included in the tour. (Please check specific building times and dates, in advance of arrival, for openings.)

Cost is based on a per student rate of $5 and space and availability is limited, payable in advance (no cash exchanged at this time). Parents, teachers, and chaperones are admitted at no charge. For the safety and comfort of your classmates and the integrity of our historic sites and museums, larger groups will be divided into 15 students per group, with individual docents leading each.

Children's Historic Adventures in Reading

60—Minute Read Aloud program for 3rd & 4th Graders

Join the Lewes Historical Society, on three Fridays each month in 2021, for Historic Adventures in Reading. Taking place at the Lewes History Museum’s Family Learning Center, young readers in third and fourth grade can listen and follow along to excerpts of literary classics as they are read aloud. Parents and guardians are welcome!

Each child will learn of the exploits of Captains Nemo, Ahab, and Silver, among others. Every month a different classic novel or selection of poetry will be shared from a different period of America’s history, to educate and entertain one and all. What must life have been like for young readers in our region to have read these very same stories decades ago? Join us on an adventure in reading and find out!

Langston Hughes

February's book selection: Poetry for Young People by Langston Hughes

For more information click here.

To download a registration form, click here.