Lewes Historical Society Announces Museum Shop Grand Opening

by Dave on October 18, 2010

Ann Hilaman and Suzanne Jones, volunteer managers of the Ryves Holt House at The Lewes Historical Society, stand behind the featured prize, a hand carved decoy by the late local artist Bob Benko, for the Society’s drawing at the end of October. During the month of October, the Society is holding an Open House for its new Museum Gift Shop located at the corner of Mulberry and Second Streets. Members, friends, visitors and community residents are invited to stop in, explore the great selection of Delaware and Lewes mementoes, the local book selection and other fantastic items.

The Lewes Historical Society welcomes members, friends and area residents to explore our new Museum Gift Shop at Ryves Holt House Visitors Center located at the corner of Second and Mulberry Streets in historic downtown Lewes.

Please join us during the month of October at our new location for great sales and to register to win one of our prizes to be drawn Saturday October 30 at 2:00 pm. Shoppers who make a purchase at the store will be automatically entered into the drawing. Prizes include one $50 gift certificate to The Lewes Historical Society, one $100 gift certificate to The Lewes Historical Society and a beautiful hand-carved decoy by the late local artist Bob Benko, donated by Connie Benko.

The Ryves Holt House is open Monday through Saturday from 11 am to 4 pm.

The Society’s museums are open for public tours during the autumn season as well. Guided tours of the Historic Complex Museums including the Burton-Ingram House, Rabbit’s Ferry House, Midway School #178, the Old Doctor’s Office and the Thompson Country Store will take place Fridays, Saturdays and Mondays at 1 pm and will depart from the Ryves Holt House. Cost of the tour is $5 and children under 12 and students with ID are free.

The Cannonball House Lewes Maritime Museum will be open Fridays, Saturdays and Mondays, 11 am to 4 pm; cost of the tour is $5 and children under 12 and students with ID are free. The Cannonball House, struck by British cannon fire during the War of 1812, is the home to exhibits on the Delaware Pilots, Lewes’s menhaden fisheries, the Delaware Breakwater Quarantine Station and others; a gallery of Lewes maritime art is on the second floor of the museum.

These times are in effect until mid-December.

The Lewes Historical Society promotes and advocates the preservation, interpretation and cultural enrichment of the Lewes region, through museum exhibits, educational programs, historical research and publications.For further information, please visit www.historiclewes.org or call 645-7670.

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