Between April 19 and 24, 2021, photographs of the Zwaanendael Museum will be accepted for the “Museum Madness” photo contest which is open to amateur photographers above the age of 13. Located at 102 Kings Highway in Lewes, Del., the museum commemorates Delaware’s first European colony, Swanendael, established by the Dutch in 1631. It serves as a showcase for Lewes-area maritime, military and social history.

Photo of the Zwaanendael Museum
Zwaanendael Museum

To submit a photo of the museum, photographers should visit the Zwaanendael Museum’s Facebook page beginning on April 19, 2021 where they can complete the Google application form and attach their photograph (limit of one photograph per applicant) by the deadline of April 24, 2021. Photographers can also receive a link to the application form by emailing the museum at or by calling 302-645-1148.

A maximum of 25 photos will be selected, on a first-come-first-served basis, for participation in the contest. Selected photos will be posted on the museum’s Facebook page where followers will be asked to “vote” for the winning photographs by “liking” or reacting to the individual photos. Votes will be collected for one week from April 26 to May 1, 2021. The three photos with the top number of reactions will be deemed the first-, second- and third-place winners. The first-place image will be featured as the new Zwaanendael profile picture on the museum’s Facebook and Instagram sites. All three winning photographs will be printed and displayed in the outdoor kiosk next to the museum on Kings Highway and will receive corresponding prizes.