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Zwaanendael Museum in-person and livestreamed on You Tube

All programs are free and open to the public.

Travelling Victrola Demonstration – 12:00 p.m.

Join former historical interpreter Kay Powell as she demonstrates this old-fashioned music machine.

Join this program in person at Zwaanendael Park next to the Zwaanendael Museum.

“Rosedale Beach” — Lecture by Tamara Burks – 1:15 p.m.

Rosedale Beach was a resort and hotel that was in operation from the early 1900s to the1970s in Millsboro, Delaware. The resort once featured a hotel, boardwalk, dance hall, picnic area, beach area and some of the best entertainment anywhere in the nation at the time including: Louis Armstrong, Count Basie, James Brown, Cab Calloway , Ray Charles, Sam Cooke, Fats Waller, Ella Fitzgerald, Jackie Wilson and Stevie Wonder.

Tamara R. Burks has a background in journalism, media studies, and historical research and interpretation. She received her bachelor’s degree in journalism from Delaware State College (Delaware State University) and her master’s degree in media studies from the New School for Social Research in New York City.

Join this program in person at Zwaanendael Park next to the Zwaanendael Museum, or on YouTube.

Photo of Tamara Burks
Tamara Burks

“Happy Day Club” — Talk by Trina Brown-Hicks – 2:30 p.m.

Join Trina Brown-Hicks as she focuses on her memories of the Happy Day Club and it’s humble beginnings, what it meant to the community and her family who ran it for many years.

Trina is a lifelong resident of Lewes, Delaware. She earned her bachelor’s degree in business from Delaware State University. She serves as the commissioner with the City of Lewes’ African American Heritage Commission, and is a member of the Lewes Ad Hoc Police Committee. She was also a past member of the Ethics Committee. 

Join this program in person at Zwaanendael Park next to the Zwaanendael Museum, or on YouTube.

Smooth Sound Big Band – 6:00 p.m.

Smooth Sound performs music from the big-band era through classic rock and jazz. The band is comprised of former professional musicians, former music educators and amateur musicians. Membership is through request/invitation only.

Join this program in person at Zwaanendael Park next to the Zwaanendael Museum, or on YouTube.

Photo of the Smooth Sound Big Band
Smooth Sound Big Band

“Songs of the Underground Railroad” — Performance by Linda Harris and David B. Cole – 7:30 p.m.

David B Cole’s skill as an ace guitarist with soulful vocals and personality completes this duo with Linda Harris whose expressive style and grace delivers the pulse and cadence in the songs of the ancestors.

David is a music educator and performer. Linda is a vocalist and musician and director of events and programs at the Harriet Tubman Museum and Education Center. Both perform locally and abroad.

Join this program in person at Zwaanendael Park next to the Zwaanendael Museum, or on YouTube.

Photo of  Linda Harris and David B. Cole
David B. Cole and Linda Harris