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Chantey Night

The Lewes History Museum 101 Adams Avenue, Lewes, DE

Music has historically been a significant component to maritime culture. Specifically, sailors serving aboard merchant vessels would sing chanteys to accompany their labour and celebrate their experiences at sea. Lend your voices to history as you learn about chanteys, receive your own songbook, and take part in our very first chantey night at the Lewes […]

$5.00

Designing Camelot: Refining History for the Presidency of John F. Kennedy Presentation

The Lewes History Museum 101 Adams Avenue, Lewes, DE

James Archer Abbott, executive director of the Lewes Historical Society, will introduce the important role history played in validating the administration and ambitions of America’s youngest elected president, John Fitzgerald Kennedy. Mr. Abbott will concentrate on the well-publicized and strategic efforts of the president’s wife, Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy, in redefining the presidential residence as a […]

Free

Maritime Workshop: Ditty Bags

The Lewes History Museum 101 Adams Avenue, Lewes, DE

Interested in learning the traditional sewing skills of sailors and taking home your very own ditty bag? Join us at the Lewes History Museum for our first maritime workshop. Ditty Bags were a vital part of a sailor’s personal kit for centuries. These bags, historically made by or issued to sailors, would contain each sailor’s […]

$40