February 22nd, 2020 - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
“Coffee, Cross Stitch and Conversation" at the Zwaanendael Museum
On Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020 from 2 to 3 p.m., the Zwaanendael Museum, located at 102 Kings Highway in Lewes, Del., will present “Coffee, Cross Stitch and Conversation,” a stitch-along workshop led by museum historical interpreter and cross-stitcher Madeline Golden. Cross stitch is a form of embroidery in which X-shaped stitches are used to form a picture.
One of two original patterns featuring the Zwaanendael Museum will be available for participants as they enjoy refreshments and conversation while working on their chosen design. The workshop is appropriate for both beginners and advanced cross-stitchers. The program will take place on the museum’s 2nd floor (entry via staircase; no elevator).
The admission fee of $10 includes materials for visitors to create their own cross stitch. Due to limited materials and space restrictions, reservations are required by calling 302-645-1148 no later than Feb. 21, 2020. In addition to the cross-stitch program, the museum will be open for visitation and tours from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The Zwaanendael Museum was built in 1931 to commemorate the 300th anniversary of the state's first European colony, Swanendael, established by the Dutch along Hoorn Kill (present-day Lewes-Rehoboth Canal) in 1631. Designed by E. William Martin (architect of Legislative Hall and the Hall of Records in Dover), the museum is modeled after the town hall in Hoorn, the Netherlands, and features a stepped facade gable with carved stonework and decorated shutters. The museum’s exhibits and presentations provide a showcase for Lewes-area maritime, military and social history.
102 Kings Highway
Museum open 10 a.m.–4:30 p.m