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Collections

We’ve been busy collecting objects, archives, photographic images and library materials that document life in Lewes and on Lower Delaware Bay since 1962. From works of art, furnishings, papers, photographs, small wooden crafts, books and everything in between, the Society’s collections aim to be encyclopedic when it comes to “The Saltiest Town in Delaware.” The Society is Lewes’s memory: our oldest piece dates from c. 1580 and the most recent from literally yesterday; our goal is really to record and remember as much as we can.

This site is the access point to our collections and databases, opening up hundreds of years of history to students, researchers and anyone interested in the First Town in the First State.

Photos
Photos
Archives
Archives
Graves
Graves
Artifacts
Artifacts
Buildings
Buildings
Library
Library