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.
Friday, October 1, 2021: The Life and Art of Jack Lewis
First Friday’s October program at the Lewes History Museum will present “The Life and Art of Jack Lewis” at 1:00 p.m., October 1, 2021. Lewes Historical Society’s Museum Associate Alan Jensen will explore the work of Delaware artist Jack Lewis, and his experiences during the Depression-era Civilian Conservation Corps camps in Delaware. Jensen will touch on several key influencers in Lewis’ life, including his work with the Rehoboth Art League and his love and depiction of Delaware’s coast and people. “Jack Lewis is a great subject,” says Jensen. “He was regularly referred to as a ‘hidden gem’ in Delaware.” This program will include recollections on pre-recorded video provided by Jack Lewis’ daughter Heather Lewis who resides in Maine and is an artist herself.
Lewis, who died in 2012, produced works of art throughout his life which spanned 100 years. More than 400 of his pieces are currently in the State of Delaware’s collections, many of which are displayed in public buildings and offices across the state.