Lewes History Museum names Jack & Peggy Lingo Gallery

December 25, 2020

The Lewes Historical Society wishes to thank the Lingo family for its generous donation of $125,000.

Because of this donation, the society has been able to meet its fundraising goals for the development of the Lewes History Museum, an educational center that features first-class exhibits, the Children’s Discovery Center, and a special collections gallery. To recognize the Lingo family’s continuing generosity, the society has named the museum’s temporary exhibit space The Jack & Peggy Lingo Gallery.

Founded in 1962, the Lewes Historical Society has contributed much to the preservation of Lewes’s local architecture, culture and history. The society’s upcoming exhibit, 17 Men: Portraits of Black Civil War Soldiers, will open Friday, Feb. 12. This exhibit will celebrate the research and art of Michigan-based medical illustrator Shayne Davidson.

Because of its deep roots in Lewes, the Lingo family possesses a singular appreciation for the rich cultural history of the area and is proud to continuously support the work of the Lewes Historical Society.

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