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19th Annual Chautauqua Tent Shows

Wednesday, June 21

12:00 pm - 8:00 pm

“Delaware and the Era of World War I: Service Suffrage, and Swing Dance,” will take place at a variety of downtown Lewes locations. Step back in time with musical entertainment, first-person theatrical performances, and numerous education activities for the whole family.  Fees may be charged for daytime programs Tuesday-Thursday.

Educational and entertaining! History comes alive!

For more information, call 302-645-1148.

Schedule below:

Sunday, June 18, Zwaanendael Park: 102 Kings Hwy, Lewes

12:00-- Bill Manthorpe—USS Delaware

1:15-- Ann Horsey—USS Delaware silver collection

2:30—Dick Carter—John G. Townsend Jr.

3:45— Gavin Malone--“Over There”: World War I and the Victor Talking Machine Company

6:00—Dixie Ramblers

7:15—Edwin Fountain—WW I Commission

Monday, June 19, Zwaanendael Park: 102 Kings Hwy, Lewes

12:00--Kennard Wiggins—Delaware in WWI

1:15—Michael Dixon—prohibition

2:30—Mike Rasmussen—Painted Stave Distillery--prohibition

3:45—Frank Aucella—Woodrow Wilson Home

6:00—Possum Point Players Radio Theater Company—old fashioned radio show (Burns and Allen)

7:15—American Historical Theatre (AHT)—Woodrow Wilson

Wednesday, June 21, Lewes Historical Society: 110 Shipcarpenter Street, Lewes

12:00— Lucas Clawson—DuPont and WWI

1:15—Frank Silcott—59th Pioneer Infantry

2:30—Bill Manthorpe—"Defending Delaware Bay in WW I"

3:45—Steven Jones—Ebony Doughboys

6:00—Don and Delores Blakey—jazz and dance

7:15—AHT—Sgt. Henry Johnson

Thursday, June 22, Lewes Historical Society: 110 Shipcarpenter Street, Lewes

12:00—Mike Rawl—Anacostia Flats

1:15—Mike Dixon—Suffrage

2:30—Andrew Lyter--WWI Bag Pipers

3:45—Lucas Clawson-- Delaware National Guard and its time on the US / Mexican border in 1916-17

6:00—Frank Nanna WW Tunes

7:15—AHT—Carrie Chapman Catt