History museum reading room named in honor of Sally Mott Freeman

November 9, 2017

The reading and research room at the new Lewes History Museum will be named the Sally Mott Freeman Reading Room thanks to a major gift just awarded the Lewes Historical Society by John and Sally Freeman.

Their donation is especially meaningful to Sally, who spent hundreds of hours over the past 10 years researching and writing her book, “The Jersey Brothers,” in what is now the facility’s Community Room. 

“The Jersey Brothers,” published by Simon & Schuster this summer, has earned widespread acclaim, with reviewers calling it “a masterpiece of storytelling, brilliantly researched.” The story recounts the history of Sally’s father and two brothers in various fields of battle and service during World War II. 

Sally was a featured author this fall during the History Book Festival, held on the grounds of the Lewes Public Library, Lewes History Museum, and at other local venues Oct. 7-8. 

Sally and John Freeman reside in Bethesda, Md., and at their home on Shipcarpenter Square in Lewes. They have been generous supporters of local charities, including the Lewes Canalfront Park and Lewes Public Library.

The Lewes History Museum campaign is within $300,000 of completion and several attractive naming opportunities remain, said Elizabeth Owen, chair of the campaign. For more information, contact Michael DiPaolo at the Lewes Historical Society, 302-645-7670.