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Meet the Past/Lewes Legends & Landmarks


Videos produced by the Lewes Historical Society are a service of the Society's staff and volunteers to help bring us closer to the community and our community closer to its history.

We will be posting new videos alternating between Meet the Past and Lewes Legends & Landmarks. Meet the Past will highlight real Lewes residents and participants of the 1913 bombardment and blockade of Lewes, while Legends and Landmarks will discuss prominent Lewes sites and accompanying stories.


The Leading Ladies of Lewes - Women who helped change History

Celebrate the centennial of the passing of the 19th Amendment and honor the women whose tenacity, vigor and unwillingness to give up helped secure representation for women in elections today!

Lewes Legends & Landmarks - May 29, 2020

"Conocer La Historia" - Meet the Past highlights historic Lewes residents and participants of the 1813 Bombardment and Blockade of Lewes

Lewes Legends & Landmarks - May 22, 2020

This week in Landmarks we bring you the history of the Burton Ingram House and the story behind one of the Lewes Historical Society's Historic Buildings

Lewes Legends & Landmarks - May 8, 2020

This Week our latest post welcomes the lightkeeper of one of Delaware's most recognizable Landmarks, The East End Lighthouse. Learn how this historic site won a place in the hearts of locals and visitors.

Meet the Past - May 1, 2020

This week we gain a new perspective from 1813 from a Lewes merchant and politician, Caleb Rodney.

Lewes Legends & Landmarks - April 24, 2020

This week in Landmarks we bring you the history of the Rabbits Ferry House and the perspective of 18th Century farm-life from the view of a "Farmer's Wife".


Meet the Past - April 17, 2020

This week we gain a new perspective of the 1813 bombardment of Lewes from a recent deserter from the Royal Navy, James Stutt

Lewes Legends & Landmarks - April 10, 2020

LHS Volunteer, Scott Lackman, appears as an 1830s Pilot of the Delaware Bay & River to discuss the rise and fall of the Cape Henlopen Lighthouse

Meet the Past: 1813

Gilbert McCracken