September 19th, 2019 - 11:45 am to 8:00 pm
All activities take place at the Lewes History Museum, 101 Adams Ave. Lewes, Del.
For information, call 302-645-7670.
Free admission for all activities.
Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019
11:45 a.m. “Preserving African-American History in Delaware: Highlighting Vibrant Communities Through Research and the ‘Green Book.’ ” Presentation by historian Carlton Hall of the Delaware State Historic Preservation Office on the “Green Book,” a travel and vacation guidebook for people of color during the segregation era.
1 p.m. “Vietnam Mailbag.” Journalist Nancy E. Lynch, author of the award-winning book, “Vietnam Mailbag, Voices From the War: 1968-1972,” and Vietnam veteran Rick Lovekin share their experiences of the war from letters and correspondences from that period.
2:15 p.m. “Deadly Storms of the Delmarva Coast.” Author and historian Michael Morgan will discuss the storms that have affected the coastline along Delmarva, among them, the Ash Wednesday nor’easter of 1962.
3:30 p.m. “Dover International Speedway: 50th Anniversary of Racing at the Monster Mile.” Lecture by Mike Lewis, communications manager of Dover International Speedway, will discuss how 800 acres in Kent County, Del. became a go-to destination for national and international motorsports.
6 p.m. “Martin Luther King, A Man of Conscience.” Keith Henley of the American Historical Theatre portrays the noted civil rights leader.
7:15 p.m. “Lyndon B. Johnson.” Bob Gleason of the American Historical Theatre portrays America’s 36th president.