December 9th, 2022 - 5:00 pm to December 11th, 2022 - 2:00 pm
1777: A Question of Loyalty
Friday, December 9th - 5:00 P.M. & 7:00 P.M.
Saturday, December 10th - 5:00 P.M. & 7:00 P.M.
Sunday, December 11th - 2:00 P.M.
Sussex Tavern at the Rabbits Ferry House
Historic Campus 110 Shipcarpenter Street
This performance looks at the effect of the American Revolution on Lewestown from the viewpoint of the British sympathizers. Sussex County and Lewes were a hotbed of Tories and Loyalists in 1777 and revered pilots made the hard decision to help navigate the English ships up and down the Delaware Bay and River. Mrs. Hedgecock, the lighthouse keeper, entertained Tories at Cape Henlopen, and then on November 17th, William Adair made an entry in his diary: “Lighthouse Burning.” This event darkened the lighthouse for seven long years.
Come to the Sussex Tavern and explore these rarely looked at viewpoints while enjoying a cold ale.