November programs set at Zwaanendael Museum in Lewes

Reservations are required
October 19, 2016

The Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural affairs announced three programs in November at the Zwaanendael Museum, 102 Kings Highway in Lewes.  

Preserving Large Metal Artifacts Outdoors, a lecture by Michael D. Leister, is set for 2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 5. Leister is former director of the Air Mobility Command Museum. The program is presented in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the passage of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966. The lecture will take place on the museum’s second floor. 

Dutch-American Heritage Day is set from 10 am. to 4:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 12. The event celebrates the anniversary of Nov. 16, 1776 when an American warship sailed into the harbor of the Dutch island of St. Eustatius in the West Indies and was greeted by a friendly salute, the first ever given by a foreign power to the flag of the newly independent United States. Activities will include Dutch crafts and historical information. How Did a Rocky Dutch Island Seven Square Miles in Area Become the Catalyst for American Revolution, a lecture by Stuart Forman is set for 2 p.m. 

A Revolutionary Game of Cat and Mouse: Henry Fisher, HMS Roebuck and the Delaware Bay, a lecture by historic-site interpreter Andrew Lyter, is set for 2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 19. This is part one of Ship to Shore Saturdays, a four-part series that chronicles local Lewes history.  

Admission to the programs is free but, due to space restrictions, reservations are required. For more information and to register in advance, call 302-634-1148. Entry is via staircase; there is no elevator.



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