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Zwaanendael Club

Location

302 Savannah Road
Lewes, DE 19958

Hours

Opening Spring of 2021!


About Zwaanendael Club

In October 1898 the Sussex Trust Title & Safe Deposit Company opened its doors following its $5,000 construction. For five years it operated as a two-man bank until 1903 when a clerk was hired for $5.00 per week.

On May 9, 1919 the Mustard family purchased the building, which was recorded in the Deed Book 213 page 540. It is said that during this period the building was rented to Mr. John Henry Riley who sold “millinery and notions”. The building was also a meeting place for Girl Scouts and religious organizations, and a visitor center.

In 1929 Mrs. Mustard sold the building to the Zwaanendael Women’s Club for $1.00. The women used the building as their meeting place until they sold it in 2016 to the Lewes Historical Society for $1.00.

This building is now the future home of the Lewes Historical Society Antiques Shop at Z-Club. The LHS will be inaugurating this new fund-raising entity in the historic Z-Club building in Spring 2021. Items offered will be vetted donations to the Society for the specific purpose of resale, and therefore independent of museum and archive focused areas of collecting. All profits will be directed to the on-going restoration of LHS Collections and Properties.