7p.m., Rehoboth Beach Museum, 511 Rehoboth Avenue.
The Rehoboth Beach History Museum will present a rare opportunity to see a treasure trove of photos from the early 20th Century in Rehoboth Beach. Jo Ann Gardner a historian with the Historical society of Cecil County in Maryland, uncovered photos and documents of the O'Brien family in their museum. Theodore Alexander Hamilton O'Brien was a circuit riding Methodist Episcopal Minister who was among the preachers who came to the Rehoboth Methodist campgrounds to minister to the summer visitors. During his career, the Rev. O'Brien served throughout the eastern seaboard, always returning with family to Rehoboth Beach for summer holidays.
Ms, Gardner has done extensive research and has put together an engaging pictorial essay of the joys of life at the beach in the early 20th century. Sailing parties, crabbing, fishing expeditions, and relaxing on the sand are all part of the activities. Ms. Gardner has many stories to tell of the Rev. O’Brien who she says was somewhat of a “rock star” to campground attendees.
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.