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Enjoy the “Sweet” and the “Salvaged” on Valentines Weekend

The Lewes Historical Society Valentines Antiques & Collectables Sale and Historic Chocolate Making Demonstration will be held on February 14 from 10:00am-4:00pm and February 15 from 1:00pm-4:00pm.

The Antiques and Collectables Sale will be held at the Rabbit’s Ferry House (at the Lewes Historic Complex, 110 Shipcarpenter Street) featuring a selection of small furniture, collectables, dishware, jewelry and more...for that special someone!


The Lewes Historical Society continues Nanticoke tradition at Speaker Series Friday, January 16

Tradition. It’s a word that drives many cultures, many people. The Friday, January 16 program of The Lewes Historical Society will touch on many traditions of the Nanticoke People including dance, music and a brief history of Delaware’s Nanticoke People and how their traditions have survived and even changed through generations. The program on Friday, January 16, begins at 7:30 p.m. at Lewes Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall.


Delmarva Connections: “In Organic We Trust”

Rehoboth Beach Film Society and Lewes Historical Society co-present Delmarva Connections, a three-part film series featuring thought provoking films that explore our connections to the region around us. The first event of the 2015 series takes place on Friday, January 9, at 7pm, with a screening of the film, “In Organic We Trust” at The Inn at Canal Square, 122 West Market Street, Lewes, Delaware.


Barbara Sheldon Wins LHS Christmas Painting Raffle

Barbara Sheldon won The Lewes Historical Society's Christmas painting raffle.  “I purchased the raffle ticket while on the Christmas Tour of Lewes, which I enjoy every year.  We had a great time while on the tour with all the festivities, crowds, and weather.  What topped it off was winning this beautiful painting weeks later,” says Sheldon.


The Lewes Historical Society invites you to a Christmas Tour of Lewes: Advance tickets are now available online!

One of Lewes’s most beloved holiday traditions – the 42nd Annual Christmas Tour of Lewes benefiting The Lewes Historical Society is set for Saturday, December 5, from 10:00am to 4:00pm.  Advance tickets are $25.00 each; tickets purchased the day of the tour are $30.00.  Children under 12 are FREE when accompanied by an adult.


Delaware Authors’ Day returns to Lewes on November 1, 2014, at the Lewes Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall

Delaware Authors’ Day is a day to celebrate and support local authors, encourage others to write and publish, and hear about some of the wonderful work that is done to put publications of all types together.  Sponsored by the Delaware Heritage Commission with local partner, The Lewes Historical Society, over 30 authors will be on hand to talk about their works and will have publications for sale.  Authors' Day will be held November 1, from 10 am until 5 pm.  Admission to the authors’ hall and presentations by all the speakers are free.


Lewes Historical Society Hosts 51st Outdoor Antiques Show August 2

The Lewes Historical Society is celebrating the 51st Anniversary of its Outdoor Antiques Show on August 2nd at the Lewes Historic Complex at Second and Shipcarpenter Streets in beautiful downtown Lewes. The show begins at 9:00am and lasts until 4:00pm, general admission is $5.00, and children under 12 are free. The proceeds benefit the Society and are used in educational and preservation programming.


Lewes Historical Society Hosts Outdoor Summer Craft Fair July 12

July in Lewes means the Summer Craft Fair brought to you by The Lewes Historical Society.  The Summer Craft Fair is on July 12, from 9:00am until 4:00pm at the Historic Complex at Second & Shipcarpenter Streets in downtown Lewes.  Admission will be $5.00 per person, children under 12 are free. Proceeds from this event will benefit educational and preservation programs at The Lewes Historical Society.


Lewes Historical Society May 16 program to feature “Lewes Original” Ned Maull remembering Lewes

The junk collector. The three-man police force. The Happy Day Club. The Breakwater Oil Terminal. These are just some of the memories Ned Maull, a Lewes original will share when he presents “The Lewes I Remember” at the Friday, May 16 program for Lewes Historical Society beginning at 7:30 p.m. in the Lewes Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall, Kings Highway, Lewes.         

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