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 in the Community Room of the Margaret H. Rollins Community Center 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.
A Milliner in the Late 1890s
Ryves Holt - So Much More than a House
Gilbert McCracken, Pilot of the Bay and River Delaware
Captain Gilbert McCracken, Pilot of the Bay and River Delaware and a lifetime Lewes resident, lived a fascinating life. McCracken was a young sailor in the Revolutionary War and was on site at the sinking of the HMS DeBraak. An early salvager of that same ship seven years later, and a defender of Lewestown during the bombardment of 1813, McCracken was an acquaintance of governors. Join Bill Hicks for this presentation that will explore McCracken's life through letters, documents, and newspaper articles from the period. Bill is the LHS Historic Campus Coordinator and often assumes the character of Captain McCracken during LHS historic interpretations.
American Naval Ships Named Delaware and Those Who Built Them and Sailed in Them
PAST 2022 EVENT - The Account Ledger of William Coleman, Silversmith, from 1799 to 1808
PAST 2022 EVENT - Sussex County and the American Civil War
PAST 2022 EVENT - “Traitors Among Us”: Nehemiah Field and the American Revolution
Lewes joining the British Naval forces on the Delaware Bay. This presentation by LHS Executive Director, Andrew J. Lyter, will analyze the career and life of Nehemiah Field, his life in Lewes, and the American Revolution.