Friday, September 08 - Saturday, September 23
History Revival-Zwaanendael Museum

Every Friday and Saturday from Sept. 8 to Sept. 23: History Revival. Join the Zwaanendael Museum for a new speaker series! Through lectures, music and historic theater, History Revival: Coastal Chronicles seeks to widen the understanding of Delaware’s maritime history. Held in partnership with the Lewes Public Library with funding provided by a grant from the Delaware Humanities. All programs will be held at the Lewes Public Library. Registration is not required. All programs are free. Call 302-645-1148 or email for more information.

5pm-Friday, Sept. 8, 2023: The Wreck of the Faithful Steward on Delaware’s False Cape. Join author Michael Dougherty as he discusses his book “The Wreck of the Faithful Steward on Delaware’s False Cape”. Dougherty tells the story of the wreck and the people on board.

6:30pm-Friday, Sept. 8, 2023: Possum Point Players Radio Show. The Possum Point Players return to Lewes for a night of radio entertainment! After a brief introduction to some of the popular shows of the “Golden Age of Radio”, they will reach into their radio show archives and present a radio classic See and hear them live and in person! 

2pm-Saturday, Sept. 9, 2023: The Lightship Overfalls. John Bolster of the Overfalls Foundation will discuss the story of Overfalls (LV118) and its history as a lightship, from when it was launched in 1938 to when it arrived in Lewes in 1973. 

3:30pm-Saturday, Sept. 9, 2023: The H.M.S. Debraak. Join Claudia Leister as she discusses her involvement with the shipwreck the H.M.S Debraak. Following the ship’s salvage in 1986, Claudia was heavily involved in the processing, cataloging, and curating of artifacts from the shipwreck.

6:30pm-Friday, Sept. 15, 2023: Oyster Farming. Presented by Alan Davis, owner and operator of Inland Bays Shellfisheries, LLC, an oyster farm in Rehoboth Bay. Mr. Davis will share his journey into oyster farming and what the farming process is like. 

3:30pm-Saturday, Sept. 16, 2023: Sea Shanty Sing- Along. Join Zwaanendael historic interpreters Thomas Pulmano and Laurie Conner as they explore the history of sea shanties. Then, sailors young and old are encouraged to sing along to a few historic shanties.

2:00pm-Saturday, Sept. 23, 2023: The Fenwick Island Lighthouse. Tracy Lewis will give a talk about the history of the Fenwick Island Lighthouse which still stands at the southern border of Delaware.