Join the Lewes Historical Society for Breaking Britannia's Grasp: Lewes the Royal Navy and the Legacy of 1812
Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. re-opening on March 16th, 2021
Join the Lewes Historical Society for their exhibit, Breaking Britannia's Grasp: Lewes the Royal Navy and the Legacy of 1812.
On April 6th and 7th, 1813, the War of 1812 came to Lewes' shores as the town endured a bombardment by a British Naval Fleet. Traditionally interpreted as a British blunder and American victory, this engagement now receives the analysis and narrative it deserves. The exhibition provides a revised interpretation of the conflict through a human element as it focuses on sailors that crewed the blockading fleet and the men that defended Lewistown.
This permanent exhibit is housed in the Cannonball House, located at 118 Front Street in Lewes and will re-open to the public on March 16th, 2021. Admission is $5 per person (children 12 and under are free) and can be purchased at the Cannonball House, Lewes History Museum, or the LHS Campus. Each admission ticket includes all Lewes Historical Society properties and museums, including this exhibit.