Exhibits of The Lewes Historical Society:
History of Brewing in Delaware & 20 Off-Centered Years of Dogfish Head-
From 17th century Dutch, Swedish and English beers through the development of Delaware breweries in the 18th & 19th centuries The Lewes Historical Society will be looking at the history of beer in the First State. Brands like Diamond State dominated the local beer market for decades until Prohibition and then were able to survive until 1955 when the doors to the last commercial brewery closed. No story about brewing in Delaware would be complete without a look at the craft beer movement today and the incredible story of Dogfish Head Craft Brewery. From the smallest commercial brewery in America at its opening in 1995 to an internationally recognized label today, Dogfish's 20 years of growth and innovation tells us much about the future -- and history -- of beer.
Open May 15-October 3, Monday-Saturday, 10am-4pm, FREE. Ellegood House & Blacksmith Shop, Lewes Historical Society Campus, Second & Shipcarpenter Street.
Historic Lewes, Delaware-
Enjoy an overview of Lewes history– from the 1600s through the 20th century– at the Society’s newest permanent exhibit, “Historic Lewes, Delaware.” Both well-known and lesser-known stories come to light about Lewes and the Revolution, southern Delaware and Civil War and the changing face of the town in the 1900s.
Open Monday- Friday 10am-4pm, FREE. Hiram Rodney Burton House, Lewes Historical Society Campus, Second & Shipcarpenter Street.