Museum Speaker Series
In 2022, the Lewes Historical Society continues to offer educational and entertaining programs that explore the history of Lewes, the surrounding area. All of these presentations are open to Society members, residents, and visitors of the Lewes community.
Presentations are held at the Lewes History Museum located at 101 Adams Avenue, Lewes. Check out the topics scheduled below. These events are FREE and do not require a reservation.
American Naval Ships Named Delaware and Those Who Built Them and Sailed in Them
Captain Gilbert McCracken, Pilot of the Bay and River Delaware
lived a fascinating life. McCracken was a young sailor in the Revolutionary War, on-site at the
sinking of the HMS DeBraak, and an early salvager of that same ship seven years later. McCracken was a defender of Lewestown during the bombardment of 1813, and a contemporary and acquaintance of governors. Join Bill Hicks for this presentation that will explore that life through letters, documents, and newspaper articles from the period. Bill is the LHS Historic Campus Coordinator. In his historic interpretations, he often assumes the character of Captain McCracken.