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Zwaanendael Museum to hold “Uniquely Lewes” photo contest

Open between July 8 and 15, 2020, contest seeks photos of what makes Lewes unique.




Rehabilitation work underway at the Zwaanendael Museum

Project began on June 22, 2020 and will continue for approximately one month.




Delaware’s State museums reopening with self-guided tours

Visitation now permitted in accordance with Gov. Carney’s Phase I reopening of the state.




Zwaanendael Museum to again offer tours of the British warship DeBraak

Tours explore the surviving hull section of an 18th-century shipwreck.




“Coffee, Cross Stitch and Conversation” at Zwaanendael Museum on Feb. 22, 2020

Museum to feature a workshop on cross stitch, a form of embroidery in which X-shaped stitches are used to form a picture.




CORRECTION–“African Americans on the Eastern Shore” lecture at Lewes Public Library on Feb. 15, 2020

Due to high demand, program moved from Zwaanendael Museum to the Lewes Public Library.




Zwaanendael Museum welcomes two new historic-site interpreters

Devon Filicicchia and Patrick Ruhl are helping the museum bring to life the Lewes-area’s maritime, military and social history.




African American History Month programs spotlighted during February 2020

Highlights include programs on Black leaders in the Women’s Suffrage Movement, African Americans on the Eastern Shore and screenings of the three-part “American Epic” which explores how the ordinary people of America were given the opportunity to make records for the first time.




Division to sponsor seven special events during January 2020

Highlights include a program on William Penn’s role in the founding of Dover, activities celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day and a concert by CoroAllegro.




Historical holiday happenings

Division to sponsor nine special events, including four winter-holiday-themed activities, between Nov. 28, 2019 and Jan. 1, 2020.





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