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Friday, February 17
Looking for something to do 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! These programs are designed for kids Kindergarten through 2nd Grade.
FREE for children; and suggested donation of $5 per adult. Space is LIMITED; call for reservations (302) 645-7670.
Two sessions each day:
Morning Session 10:00am-11:00am
Afternoon Session 1:00pm-2:00pm
Friday, February 17: “A Sailor’s Heart for Me”
Featured will be the book Hello Sailor, by Ingrid Gordon and Andre Sollie. The story tells of a man named Matt, who lives in a lighthouse and watches the sea every day for ships and for his friend, Sailor, to return. It will be read aloud by living history character Mr. Gilbert McCraken, a past Lewes resident, former Delaware Bay and River Pilot, and lighthouse keeper of the Cape Henlopen Lighthouse during the 18th century. After the story, children will have the chance to create their own Sailor’s Valentine to take home.
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.