This year's 45th annual Christmas House Tour was held December 1st 2018. It featured guided tours of 9 properties decked out for the holiday season plus living history interpreters and reenactments, tours of all society properties, holiday greens sale, bake sale, and more! Check out the photos from this year's tour below!
Are you looking for an exciting and fun adult Halloween activity? Save the 31st for the kids and come out to the Lewes Historical Society October 27th for Boos Brews & Booze.
Visit the historical grounds and buildings at the Shipcarpenter Street Campus while hearing authentic historic criminal tales of murder and mayhem told by living history characters, all while indulging in local spirits and treats. Your ticket price also includes delicious home-style fall foods by area restaurants.
The Lewes Historical Society is proud to present Dr. Ilona Holland's newest children's book, The Lost Locket of Lewes.
In this beautifully illustrated book, readers join Virginia and Rodney as they discover a world in Lewes that spans two centuries.
You can purchase the Lost Locket of Lewes at our Museum Store, the Lewes History Museum, or from our online shop: http://bit.ly/LostLocket
Do you have an interest in history? Do you want to help your community or even just get out of the house? Volunteering with the Lewes Historical Society may be just what you’re looking for!
The Lewes Historical Society offers numerous opportunities to volunteer, there is something for everyone!
Just a few of the areas you can volunteer in:
Guided Tour Docent
The Lewes Historical Society is pleased to welcome Katanna Davis as our new summer intern. Katanna is from Kanopolis, Kansas She will be graduating from Missouri Valley College in May 2019 with with degrees in History and English. Once she graduates, she plans on working towards her masters in either Museum Studies or a similar field. This was Katanna's first time visiting the East Coast and she is excited to experience life on the coast in Lewes.
The 2018 Summer Craft Fair will be July 14th from 9am-4pm at the Lewes Historical Society Shipcarpenter Campus, 110 Shipcarpenter Street.
The fair will feature over 60 artists and included food, ice cream, and live music.
Admission is $5, children under 12 are free. Leashed, friendly dogs are permitted.
The Summer Craft Fair's Featured Artist is Pamella Bounds-Seemans.
Did you know that October recently unseated June as the most popular month to get married? October in Lewes is beautiful (just like the other 11 months!) and fast approaching! Luckily, the Lewes Historical Society still has dates available to rent our venue spaces for your wedding (or other group event)!
Venue options include:
Lewes Historical Society celebrated exemplary works of preservation on April 12 with the presentation of its bi-annual Preservation Awards. Four properties and one community organization received awards.
Randy Burton of Burton Builders generously sponsored the luncheon. Burton encouraged people to be stewards of preservation. "...We have to get involved for the next generation,” he said.
Schell Family to Name Rotating Exhibit Gallery at New Museum
Gift will be doubled by new challenge match
The Schell Family is making the first named gallery gift to the new Lewes History Museum campaign, contributing $150,000 toward the project.
In recognition of their support, the rotating exhibit area will be named the “Schell Family Exhibit Gallery.”
The Lewes Historical Society is excited to now offer passports and stamps for the U.S.
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