Recapturing Black Beaches project seeks volunteers

January 12, 2022

The Zwaanendael Museum in Lewes is seeking volunteers to participate in Recapturing Black Beaches: A Shared Story Project, an oral history initiative designed to gather, memorialize and share stories about historically segregated beaches for Black and Indigenous people.

These stories will be used for educational purposes, and use will be determined by permissions granted by participants.

Volunteers may participate as storytellers, sharing their memories about the beaches with oral history project staff, or as interviewers, recording conversations between themselves and someone they know and care about.

To participate in the project, volunteers should fill out an online form or download a printable version that can be submitted via email or mail. Both forms can be found on the Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs website at Printed forms should be mailed to the Zwaanendael Museum, 102 Kings Highway, Lewes, DE 19958; electronic forms can be emailed to

To learn more, contact the Zwaanendael Museum at 302-645-1148 or


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