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The Lewes Historical Society continues to offer educational and entertaining programs that explore the history of Lewes, and 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. These events are included with museum admission and do not require a reservation.  Remember, free admission to all LHS museums is a member benefit.

Delaware’s Naval Heritage: Introduction and Overview

Date: October 20, 2023
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Presented By: William Manthorpe

The presentation will proceed chronologically from the Revolution to modern times. For each era, it will briefly summarize the naval people, places, and events that have shaped the history of Delaware and the nation.

Bill Manthorpe is a retired Navy Captain and senior naval intelligence officer.


"A Long Legacy of Damage":  An Acknowledgement & Examination of Enslavement in Lewes, Delaware

Date: November 17, 2023
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Presented By: Marcos Salaverria

Research work resulting in the production of the recent "Voice Heard '' documentary film has allowed the opportunity to shine light on the facts surrounding the institution of slavery in Southern Delaware, experienced by many ancestors. This lecture has the goal to enlighten, interest, and encourage audiences to learn more, so that this difficult history is not overlooked, ignored, or purposefully hidden.