Rehoboth’s religious roots programs set Aug. 27, Sept. 17

August 18, 2020

The Rehoboth Beach Historical Society’ Conversations on History online series will continue with Paula Roberts discussing the religious timeline of Rehoboth Beach at 2:30 p.m., Thursdays, Aug. 27 and Sept. 17. 

The series will give a preview of the Congregations of Rehoboth exhibit planned for display in the Rehoboth Beach Museum in summer 2021. 

The area now known as Rehoboth Beach began as a Methodist campground developed in the late 1800s by a group of ministers led by the Rev. R.W. Todd. Since that time, many other denominations have created their own houses of worship in Rehoboth.

Having been the society’s exhibits manager for the past five years, Roberts will discuss what she has learned of faith traditions while researching the different Rehoboth congregations. In planning for the exhibit, Roberts talked to members of the many denominations in Rehoboth.

In the Beginning, set for Aug. 27, will be a conversation about the Camp Meeting Association which established Rehoboth as a resort with religious influences. Congregations established in the town between the Camp Meeting and 1937 will be discussed.

Room for More, set Sept. 17, will continue the conversation from 1937 to the present. The 10 congregations chosen all had a building with a Rehoboth address and postal code, were first established in town and still exist.

To register and receive a Zoom link for the free event, go to and click on events.

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