The Lewes Historical Society’s popular Tavern Talks are back in action this month at 5 and 7 p.m., Friday and Saturday, Sept. 18 and 19, in an outdoor setting on the society’s main campus at 110 Shipcarpenter St.
This entertaining and educational program continues to offer attendees an interesting, interactive experience, socially distanced on the society’s historic grounds.
Tavern Talks on the Lawn: Suffrage Starts with You will take attendees back to the year 1920 to celebrate the 19th Amendment ratification with the original spirited suffragists of Sussex County. Guests will join their monthly meeting of the Congressional Union for Women’s Suffrage with host Miss Katherine Ingram. Equality is on the agenda along with a lively discussion involving liberty.
This program offers attendees the opportunity to interact, from 6 feet away, with the Lewes women who worked tirelessly to change the course of history. Be aware! Dissenters will lurk among the attendees, as not every Delawarean was keen on the women in white. In this historic conversation, the society’s interpreters will give speeches in character, as guests celebrate the centennial of the passing of the most auspicious 19th Amendment.
“Some of my own personal historical heroes were involved in the suffrage movement,” said LHS historic interpreter Abigail Davis. “I think we have a responsibility to educate others about those in the past who have suffered, fighting for our freedoms that we have today.”
With each $20 ticket purchase, individuals will receive prohibition-era packaged refreshments, a commemorative suffrage pin, an event poster and booklet, and a suffrage sash. Children 12 and under are admitted free. Live music will be provided by Cape Henlopen High School students. For more information or to purchase tickets, go to historiclewes.org or call 302-645-7670.
The Lewes Historical Society is committed to the safety of visitors, volunteers and staff. All tickets are limited to the maximum number of allowed individuals, practicing social distancing as mandated by Delaware Health and Social Services. All participants are required to wear a face covering for the duration, and maintain a distance of six feet between individuals of different households.