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"Pirates & Paintings” Session One

Spring Appeal

It's your support that keeps the Lewes Historical Society a premiere institution. The Lewes Historical Society will work with you and your advisors to design a plan that achieves your financial and philanthropic objectives. Gifts can be wonderfully simple, flexible and easy to make.

You may have received something in the mail about our spring appeal, but if not you can donate here: shop.historiclewes.org.

Friday, January 27

Time
5:00 am - 6:30 am
Location Description
118 Front Street, Lewes

Looking for something to do during Teacher Development Days when the kids are out of school?  Visit the Cannonball House Maritime Museum for children's story time, engaging learning opportunities, and history-themed crafts!

FREE to children under age 12 and only $5 for adults!  Space is LIMITED; call for reservations (302) 645-7670.
 
Two sessions each day:
Morning Session 10:00am-11:30am
Afternoon Session 1:00pm-2:30pm    

Friday, January  27: “Pirates & Paintings”
Join our scurvy crew with an appearance from Captain Kidd himself!  Listen to a comedic reading of the children's story, "No Pirates Allowed Said Library Lou".  Become a pirate by participating  in a hands-on craft activity, creating and decorating yer’ own sailor's cap to take home to continue your own high seas adventures.

Friday, February 17:  “A Sailor’s Heart for Me”
Create your own Sailor’s valentine. Meet  Mr. Gilbert McCraken, a Delaware Bay and River Pilot. Hear his tales of Lewes’s maritime past.

Friday, March 3: “Fun With Feathers”
Meet Mrs. Susan Roland King, a former resident of the Cannonball House, gain knowledge about local water fowl, and make your own feathered hat.

The Cannonball House Maritime Museum is significant to Lewes’s history, bearing a scar of a cannonball from the War of 1812 when the British bombarded the town in retaliation for citizens not providing supplies to troops off shore.
Now open as a museum, the galleries display a history of the Pilots’ Association, shipwrecks along the coast, the rise and fall of the Cape Henlopen lighthouse, and the City’s menhaden fishing past.