Southern Delaware Tourism (SDT) and Sussex County, Delaware history and heritage tourism partners have created See You in September, a month-long celebration of Sussex County heritage. This promotion is aimed at encouraging visitors to extend their early fall weekend stays in order to take advantage of the many history focused events and attractions occurring during the weeks between September 9th and October 8th.
Southern Delaware museums, attractions, events, and tours spotlight Native American history, agricultural history, maritime and military history, natural history, industrial history, architectural history, social history, aviation history, railroad history, and more. Sussex County’s charming seaside and riverside towns each have their own fascinating tales - war stories, tales of political intrigue, stories of pirates and shipwrecks and buried booty, and even some tales that listeners might prefer not to hear after dark.
“Our area has a rich history dating back to well before the colonial period that visitors and even many locals are not aware of,” says Scott Thomas, Southern Delaware Tourism’s Executive Director. “This event, bookended by the Nanticoke Indian Powwow in September and the Lewes History Book Festival in October gave us the opportunity to work with our partners, including hotels, chambers of commerce, museums, attractions, tour operators, state parks, and event and festival organizers, to highlight this history and all of the heritage assets that we’re so fortunate to enjoy throughout Sussex County.”
In conjunction with tourism partners, SDT has consolidated history-related events scheduled between September 9th and October 8th into a See You in September webpage where history buffs can mix and match events, tours, and venues to plan visits based on their specific interests. The site also includes museum listings and a link to antiques shopping itineraries. The webpage can be found at www.VisitSouthernDelaware.com/See-You-September.
“This is a great way to remind our visitors and local residents that fascinating History is in Reach of our Beach,” says Thomas.