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Living History in Residence PhotoSeaport Saturdays

Location: Cannonball House, 118 Front Street, Lewes, DE, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

April through October 2021 - Weather Dependent

Dive into Lewes' past during the town's heyday as a 19th c. maritime port. Immerse yourself in daily life in Lewes during the first half of the 19th century and learn about the town's intimate relationship with the sea alongside historic interpreters.

These weekly programs are each included with admission to the Cannonball House and will be held outdoors (Weather & Covid permitting).

Victorian First Fridays

Location: Lewes History Museum, 101 Adams Avenue, Lewes, DE, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

First Friday of each month, through October 2021

Explore the Victorian era at the Lewes History Museum through museum exhibits, artifacts, and historic interpreters. Monthly topics will focus on Lewes during the second half of the nineteenth century.

Admittance to each program is included with admission to the museum. These programs will be offered in-person (Covid permitting) as well as digitally.

Lydia Rodney

On May 7th Lewes Historical Society museum associate, Debra Regan, will be in period costume and portray Rodney as she may have appeared at age 60 in 1896. Rodney, an education pioneer operated a girls’ school in the Rodney house in Lewes prior to 1869. She then ventured by ship and train to help her family set up what was to be one of the most prestigious girls’ schools on the Pacific Coast in Oregon.

Regan was inspired to interpret Lydia Rodney’s life in the upcoming Victorian Friday’s program by an article that she read in the Cape Gazette ten years ago. Since she began working for the Society, Regan kept Rodney’s story in the back of her mind and recently researched her life using LHS’s archival tools. Her depiction of the 19th Century schoolteacher will begin at 1 p.m. on the first Friday in May.