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Lunch and Learn on April 10 features Nancy Alexander as she presents "Rehoboth Beach up to WWII"

The next Lewes Lunch & Learn is on Friday, April 10, as Nancy Alexander presents "Rehoboth Beach up to WWII." This is the last presentation of this series for the season.

Founded in 1873 as a site for Methodist camp meetings, Rehoboth in Hebrew means "broad spaces." During the late nineteenth century, Rehoboth Beach began using ice to preserve perishable foods and to cool drinks. Ice was cut from nearby Silver Lake during winter months and stored. By 1925 a two-story brick structure known as the “Old Ice House” was built. Ice manufacturing continued at full capacity until the late 1940s when electric refrigerators became available. The building is preserved as the Rehoboth Beach Historical Society Museum. Learn how the Old Ice House building today provides a location that holds exhibits and special programs that tell area’s early history.

Nancy Alexander has been the Director of the Rehoboth Beach Museum since its opening in November, 2007. Prior to that, she was Executive Director of the Rehoboth Art League for 11 years.  Mrs. Alexander holds a B.A. in art history from The College of William and Mary, and an M.A. in Communication from The American University.  She is proud to have the opportunity to share the history of having fun at the beach with residents of and visitors to our beautiful city by the sea, Rehoboth Beach.

The Lewes Historical Society hosts a series of Lewes Lunch & Learn presentations, which include various topics relating to the history of Lewes and surrounding area. This series is sponsored by Hotel Rodney and led by local history buffs, heritage area experts, and museum professionals. This is the last presentation of this series for this season. The program begins at noon; doors open at 11:30am. Space is limited.  Seating is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. These events are free and open to the public.  You may bring a brown bag lunch or select from a set $10 menu provided by the Rose & Crown. A portion of the lunch proceeds will be donated to The Lewes Historical Society.

The $10 lunch option on April 10 will be a Cobb Salad with Smoked Salmon. If you plan to order lunch, please email [email protected] with your name and number in your party.

For a complete listing of Lewes Lunch & Learns, and to learn more about The Lewes Historical Society, please click here or call 302-645-7670.