The Lewes Historical Society will host a free Lewes Lunch & Learn presentation at noon, Friday, May 10, at the Lewes Life-Saving Station, Shipcarpenter Street and the canal. Jim Bertholet will present “The Life and Work of a Surfman in the U.S. Life-Saving Service 1870s -1915.”
Bertholet is a Vietnam veteran who retired after 40 years in sales, sales training and sales management. He is a lifelong history buff who grew up on the Jersey shore and always had a particular interest in maritime history, especially the U.S. Life-Saving Service and U.S. lighthouses. He moved to Delaware in 2010, where he currently conducts Lewes Historical Society maritime tours, presents at the Lewes Life-Saving Station and works on the wooden boat building volunteer crew.
The 20- to 30-minute talk will be followed by a question-and-answer period. Audience members are encouraged to bring brown bag lunches. The society will provide soft drinks.
This is the last Lunch & Learn of the season. History Happy Hours will continue beginning Friday, June 14.
To learn more about The Lewes Historical Society, Lunch & Learns and History Happy Hours, visit www.HistoricLewes.org or call 302-645-7670.