Preservation & Conservation
Steve Roberts and Jim Roberts present Mike DiPaolo a check for $30,380.97 from the bequest of Judith Atkins Roberts to The Lewes Historical Society; the Board of Trustees of the Society designates that all such gifts will become part of the museum’s endowment. Judy was past president of The Lewes Historical Society, was a former Board member, docent and contributor to the Journal. Judy also bequeathed her Delaware collections and research papers to the Society.
Jim Smith, left, of Delmarva Power, presents a check to Mike DiPaolo, Executive Director of The Lewes Historical Society for $1,000 to support the Society's mission in education, preservation and research. "We are very grateful for Delmarva Power's support of the Society; with over 1,000 members and approximately 80,000 visitors each year to our properties, tours and events, the Society is an important part of Lewes. Delmarva Power's generosity will allow us to expand our mission and continue the important work we do in reaching the public and helping create mor
The Lewes Historical Society annually offers summer internship opportunities for students seeking experience in historic preservation. This summer, the Society is happy to have intern Maya Riser-Kositsky all season long. Riser-Kositsky is from Seattle, Washington, and attends school at Brandeis University in Boston, Massachusetts. She is working toward a major in History and English. She will be starting her junior year in the fall.
The Lewes Historical Society is set to honor four outstanding preservationists this year at its third annual Preservation Awards Recognition Dinner. Tickets are $75 per person and benefit the Society’s programs in historic preservation.
Russ McCabe, retired state archivist, will offer remarks regarding the importance of historic preservation. The awards dinner begins at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, April 12 at the Lewes Yacht Club at the end of Cedar Street on Lewes Beach. To order tickets, call 302-645-7670.
On Friday, April 13 from 10:00am-4:00pm and Saturday, April 14 from 10:00am-2:00pm, The Lewes Historical Society will host the first Restoration Destination at the Lewes Presbyterian Church! The finest in preservation and home building will showcase their companies to those interested in projects focused on restoring or creating quality architecture, landscape, furniture and more. See the best in regional preservation initiatives!
Sussex County residents interested in learning more about a proposed Historic Preservation ordinance are invited to attend and participate in an open discussion of the proposal scheduled for March 5, 2012 The meeting will be held at the Marvel Museum, on South Bedford Street in Georgetown, at 11:00 AM.