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Speaker Series- Dr. Ilona Holland

Friday, October 12

7:30 pm

The Lewes Historical Society Speaker Series lecture “The Lost Locket of Lewes,” featuring Dr. Ilona Holland will take place at 7:30 p.m., Friday, October 12, at the Margaret H. Rollins Community Center, 101 Adams Ave., Lewes. It is free and open to the public, no reservations required.


Ilona Holland will talk about her new book, The Lost Locket of Lewes. Much of the book takes place in Lewes in 1893.  Dr. Holland will highlight the role of illustrations in conveying factual period information. She will share what inspired her and how she merged her research with fiction to reach not just elementary students but also adults.  The story is a captivating adventure to uncover a mystery of a lost locket found on Lewes Beach. The book is illustrated with delightful images and concludes with a section of fun facts about Lewes.


The Lewes Historical Society Speaker Series features a new topic each month between September and May, with educational and entertaining programs that explore the history of Lewes and the surrounding area, and these places’ unique interactions in the national scene. Meetings are open to all members, residents and visitors of the Lewes community. For more information and a complete schedule, call 302-645-7670 or go to

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