Lewes Historical Society Announces New Board Leadership

The Lewes Historical Society Board of Trustees has announced its new leadership for 2022, its 60th anniversary year, as Peter Keeble is installed as Board Chair.

Keeble will help guide and support the society’s work to promote the preservation, interpretation and cultural enrichment of the Lewes area with the support of her colleagues, Vice President Denise Clemons, General Secretary William Roeder and Treasurer Richard Weissmann.

Fay Blake, John Hanson and Erik Hein join current board members Stuart Brahs, Bill Collick, Ilona Holland, Terri Lottmann, Harold WT Purnell II and Darica Ward.

The Board works closely with Lewes Historical Society staff to implement a wide range of activities to promote and strengthen the community’s historical presence.

Society events for 2022 include the launch of Finding their Voices: African American History & Legacy of Lewes, one of five walking tours offered to the public this season.

There are plenty of opportunities to experience history as it comes to life through immersive interpretive programs. The first of these living history events, Hearty in the Cause: Lewes 1776, gives attendees a glimpse into life in 1776 Lewistown through interpreters in traditional dress and live period demonstrations. Additional programs such as Lewistown Living History and the hugely popular Tavern Talks are scheduled throughout the year.

The board continues to provide support to the historical society archives. This valuable resource includes books, photographs, decorative arts, tools, paintings, and historical and genealogical records relating to Lewes and the surrounding area. Many of these resources are available for community members to study and consult.

Mars launches the society’s monthly lecture series presented at the Lewes History Museum. A 60th anniversary celebration showcasing memorabilia collected by the society is also planned for the museum.

The members of the Lewes Historical Society Board of Trustees thank all who support its mission. Meaningful programs and events are made possible through the support of Society members, donors and sponsors and the invaluable contributions of more than 140 volunteers.

To find out more, visit historiclewes.org.

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