History Revival at the Zwaanendael Museum

September 8th, 2023 - 3:00 pm to September 9th, 2023 - 5:00 pm

Southern Delaware history isn’t just about boats and buttons. There’s so much more to explore in the area’s rich maritime history! That’s why the Zwaanendael Museum, in partnership with the Lewes Public Library, is hosting a “History Revival” this September, highlighting featured speakers and performers exploring historical topics new and old every Friday and Saturday throughout the month.

All events will be held at the Lewes Public Library at 111 Adams Ave. in Lewes. Some events will also include a virtual attendance option. Please visit the Lewes Public Library’s History Revival webpage (History Revival: Coastal Chronicles | Lewes) for more information and to register for events. Events and attendance details are also included on the Division of Historical and Cultural Events events calendar.

For more information, contact the Zwaanendael Museum at 302-645-1148 or [email protected].

Friday, Sept. 8: At 5 p.m., Michael Dougherty will present The Wreck of the Faithful Steward on Delaware’s False Cape, exploring the ill-fated voyage of a group of Irish migrants in 1785.

Friday, Sept. 8: At 6:30 p.m. the Possum Point Players of Georgetown will offer a brief introduction to some of the popular shows of the “Golden Age of Radio,” while also reaching into radio show archives to present a radio classic.

Saturday, Sept. 9: At 2 p.m., join northern native John Bolster, a retired technical instructor and lifelong student of maritime history, to learn more about the Lightship Overfalls(This link opens in another tab/external link).

Saturday, Sept. 9: At 3:30 p.m., join Claudia Leister, the former executive director of the Milford Museum(This link opens in another tab/external link), to learn more about the history of the HMS DeBraak and her experiences during the salvage of the ship in the 1980s.

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Chamber Hours of Operation

Year Round
M-F 10 am - 4 pm

Memorial Day to Labor Day Weekends
Saturdays 10 am - 3 pm
Sundays and Holidays 10 am - 2 pm

Columbus Day Weekend to weekend before Memorial Day
Saturdays and Sundays - closed