Lewes-Rehoboth Canal history program slated Aug. 15

August 10, 2019

The Rehoboth Beach Museum's summer exhibit, Floating Through History: The Lewes-Rehoboth Canal, documents the history of the canal that runs behind the museum.

Researcher Paula Roberts will present a program on the canal at 7 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 15, at the museum. She will narrate a slide presentation of her research on Lewes-Rehoboth Canal history, and the industry and commerce that once thrived on its banks. The presentation will include excerpts from various oral histories including memories of residents through the years.

Attendees will hear stories about crabbing and fishing, and just general mischief from those who grew up during this busy commercial time on the canal. Guests may come prepared to share memories and stories as well.

Pat Coluzzi will conclude the program with an overview of plans for Grove Park Dock, a revitalization of the canal with Rehoboth Beach access points so boat passengers may safely access both Lewes and Rehoboth Beach downtown areas.

Space is limited. For more information and to make a reservation, call 302-227-7310.

The museum is located at 511 Rehoboth Ave. next to the chamber visitor center. Parking is available, and the museum is handicapped-accessible.