Rehoboth museum to present folklorist and storyteller Ed Okonowicz Feb. 7

January 18, 2014
Scrapple and eggs, a staple of Delmarva home cooking, will be among the dishes that Ed Okonowicz talks about in his Feb. 7 presentation at the Rehoboth Beach Museum. SOURCE SUBMITTED

Rehoboth Beach Museum presents folklorist Ed Okonowicz at 7 p.m., Feb. 7. "Food Lore, from Scrapple to Muskrat" shares proof that what one eats tells as much about regional identity as family history.

Okonowicz offers insight into Delaware’s food lore in a presentation and conversation with his audience. This program will explore the heritage of diverse foods grown and prepared throughout Delaware.

For admission for this event, participants are asked to bring a nonperishable item for the Food Bank of Delaware. Reservations are required; call 302-227-7310. The Rehoboth Beach Museum is at 511 Rehoboth Ave. next to the Visitors Center. Parking is available, and the museum is handicapped accessible. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Mondays and Fridays, and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays.

Okonowicz, a Delaware native, presents storytelling programs throughout the Mid Atlantic region and has written more than two dozen books on Delmarva and Maryland folklore. Among the favorites are books on ghost stories such as "Phantoms at the Cape May-Lewes Ferry." Another popular title is "So You Think You Know All About Delaware."

Museum membership allows individuals to participate in the discovery and preservation of Rehoboth Beach history. As well, members receive benefits that include; discounts for specific events, our newsletter and social media updates.

At 7 p.m., Friday, March 7, "The French Chef, Julia Child French Classics," a PBS video. will be shown at the museum. This video is part of a special collection of six original black-and-white episodes broadcast in the 1960s.

The museum will open its fourth annual presentation of artistic needlework Saturday, March 15, and it will be on display until May 11.

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