History Revival at the Zwaanendael Museum

September 15th, 2023 - 5:00 pm to September 16th, 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 click here, or contact the Zwaanendael Museum at 302-645-1148 or [email protected].

Friday, Sept. 15: At 5 p.m., join retired Navy Captain Bill Manthorpe for “Delaware’s Naval Heritage: Introduction and Summary” exploring the heroes, ships, battles and places that have contributed to the rich naval heritage of Delaware.

Friday, Sept. 15: At 6:30 p.m., join Alan Davis of Inland Bays Shellfisheries LLC(This link opens in another tab/external link) to learn more about his journey into oyster farming in Delaware’s inland bays.

Saturday, Sept. 16: At 3:30 p.m., join Historical Interpreter Thomas Pulmano of the Zwaanendael Museum for a history of sea shanties and their use on ships. Participants will be encouraged to join in a sing-along!

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Phone 302-645-8073
Toll-Free 877-465-3937

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Chamber Hours of Operation

Year Round
Monday - Friday  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