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An Artful Week For The Lewes Historical Society

The Lewes Historical Society is fortunate to have collections that span almost 400 years of historic settlement on Lower Delaware Bay -- from photographs and archives to furniture and art -- that reflect life in Lewes and on our regional waters.  Over the past several days, several important pieces of art have been added to the Society's collections.

Maritime Museum Gallery Named in Memory of Capt. George M. Elliott

This summer, The Lewes Historical Society honored the memory of Capt. George M. Elliott, past president of the Society, in recognition of his generous bequest to the Society's Endowment Fund. During a beautiful reception at the Cannonball House Lewes Maritime Museum, the Society unveiled a plaque naming one of the galleries in the museum in George's honor.  George had numerous accomplishments during his presidency including establishing the Society's Journal and hiring the organization's first full time Executive Director.


Lewes Historical Society’s 2016 Fall Craft Fair Scheduled for October 1

October in Lewes means the Fall Craft Fair brought to you by The Lewes Historical Society.  The Fall Craft Fair is on Saturday, October 1, from 9:00am until 4:00pm at the Cape May-Lewes Ferry Terminal, 43 Cape Henlopen Drive in Lewes, Delaware.  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.

New Lewes History Museum & Community Center Quickly Becoming a Reality

After 384 years, one of the oldest and most historic cities in the country is finally getting its own museum and community center.
With the support of the City of Lewes and a lead gift of $500,000 from the Ma-Ran Foundation, the former Lewes Public Library building is being converted into a 12,500 square foot museum and community center, to be renovated and staffed by The Lewes Historical Society.

Trolley Tours of Historic Lewes, Delaware

From Captain Kidd and the eternal rhythms of the tides to the salty courage of the Delaware pilots and the nationally-recognized architecture of our historic district - Lewes's past is colorful, unique and proud. The ancient beam of old Cape Henlopen Light still haunts the local seas and local imaginations in "Delaware's Saltiest Town."

Lewes Historical Society Hosts 53rd Outdoor Antiques Show August 6

The Lewes Historical Society is celebrating the 53rd Anniversary of its Outdoor Antiques Show on August 6, 2016, at the Cape May-Lewes Ferry Terminal, 43 Cape Henlopen Drive in Lewes, Delaware. 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.