December 2nd, 2017 - 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
44th Annual Christmas Tour of Lewes Set for December 2
Benefits Lewes Historical Society
One of Lewes’s most beloved holiday traditions – the 44th Annual Christmas Tour of Lewes benefiting The Lewes Historical Society and presented by Chesapeake Group at UBS Financial Services – is set for Saturday, December 2, 2017, from 10:00am to 4:00pm. Advance tickets are $25.00 each; tickets purchased the day of the tour are $30.00. Children under 12 are FREE when accompanied by an adult.
Tickets may be purchased at the Society’s Museum Store at 302 Savannah Road, corner of Savannah and Third. Tickets can be ordered online at www.historiclewes.org or by phone at 302-645-7670. Please note that all tickets from online sales and phone requests will be held at the Museum Store.
Beginning mid-November, tickets can also be purchased in Lewes at the Lewes Chamber of Commerce and Lewes History Museum (both Kings Highway), or The Inn at Canal Square on Front Street. In Rehoboth Beach, tickets may be purchased at Browseabout Books on Rehoboth Avenue.
A wonderful selection of homes is on this year’s tour. The Society’s Director Mike DiPaolo noted, “The purpose of the tour is not only to experience the fabric of Lewes history and to learn about great architecture, but to recognize Lewes as both historic and contemporary.”
Houses on tour will include:
1. 344 Pilottown Road, home of Stephanie and Barry Boright
2. 524 Kings Highway, home of Linda Madrid and Amy Frederick
3. 8 Nebraska Avenue, home of Sue and Dave Baker
4. 9 DeVries Circle, home of Caryl and George Williams
5. 328 Market Street, home of Stacy Kerr and CR Wooters
6. 15 DeVries Circle, home of Marva and Jeff Heckert
7. 121 East Third Street, home of Brenda Jones
8. 122 Bayview Avenue, home of Carol and Dave Smith
9. 1014 Bay Avenue, home of Fena and Andy Macdonald
Beyond the nine private homes on tour this year, the Society’s museums will be open and decorated for the season. During the tour, The Lewes Historical Society will host a Christmas Collectibles Sale, held at the Ellegood House at Third and Shipcarpenter Streets on the Lewes Historic Campus. It will be a wonderful chance to do a bit of shopping for the holidays featuring a selection of small furniture, collectables, dishware, jewelry and more. Outside a Holiday Greens Sale will feature fresh magnolia, pine and holly- while supplies last.
On the Grounds of the Lewes Historical Society's Shipcarpenter Street Campus, living history characters will be preparing their daily meal over a small encampment fire making a traditional sailors and soldiers ham and potato stew with cornbread. A historically inspired dish spanning generations, from the winter at Valley Forge in 1777 where the Fighting Delaware Blue Hens were stationed fighting against the British to the early 19th century. Come warm yourself by the fire, explore the past, engage our ancestors in lively discussion, and enjoy holiday decorations of a by gone era on display inside of the historic properties.
Christmas Tour of Lewes tickets and a great selection of gifts will be on hand at the Society’s Museum Gift Shop, located 302 Savannah Road, corner of Third Street and Savannah Road, in historic Lewes. Society members are invited to enjoy a 10% discount on all Museum Gift Shop items.