Friday, January 18 - Friday, January 18
Unlocking the History of an Old House

6:30 pm the Rehoboth Beach Museum, 511 Rehoboth Avenue, Rehoboth Beach.

Rehoboth Beach Museum is pleased to welcome Mike Dixon for his lecture, “Unlocking the History of an Old House”.

Just as families have a past, old houses and the land they are built on have histories. This practical lecture is designed to show you how to uncover that past and answer questions such as when was the structure built, who lived in it, how has it changed over time, and what are its stories. The discussion centers on implementing an organized research process, what records are available, where to look for documents, and interpreting the findings. The discussion concludes by presenting suggestions for creating a history of an old house. If you know where to look, you may find the clues to the past.

Mike is a historian and writer whose research and teaching focuses on social history and community studies. For over four decades, he has worked to encourage public interest and participation in the preservation of the past.

Space may be limited so reservations are required. Please call (302) 227-7310 to insure your space. The program is free for members. A $5 donation is suggested for non-members.  There is free parking and the museum is handicap accessible. For information on upcoming programs, visit our website

“Unlocking the History of an Old House” is sponsored in part by the Delaware Humanities Program.