Local history program to spotlight Waynne Paskins Feb. 18

February 6, 2021

The Rehoboth Beach Museum will resume its online program, In Their Own Words, at 2:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 18.  Waynne Paskins will be on hand for a presentation of the oral history she created with Museum Director Nancy Alexander.

Paskins is a true daughter of Rehoboth who was born in her family home with her twin brother.

In her oral history, Paskins speaks of her education during the days of segregation, and her career as an educator after desegregation. Paskins taught at Rehoboth Elementary School for decades. She is a past president of the Sunshine Circle Club, and a leader of various social and educational organizations in Sussex County.   

The Rehoboth Beach Historical Society began an oral history project in May 2007, and since that time, many interviews have been conducted with longtime Rehoboth residents. These oral histories offer an interesting view of everyday life in Rehoboth Beach from the past.  The interviews are transcribed and edited for viewing. This project has been made possible by a generous donation by a historical society member and grants from Delaware Humanities.

The museum will air the edited video of Waynne Paskins, and she will be available to answer questions about her experience living in Rehoboth.

This is an online program and registration is required. To register, go to

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