Ocean View Historical Society

The Coastal Towns Historic Village is a working project, under the auspices of the Ocean View Historical Society. We are committed to advancing the knowledge and understanding of past and present peoples’ everyday life in southeast Sussex County for our communities’ residents and visitors. Currently, we have a period-furnished 1860's house, an 1889 post office run by one of the first postwomen in Delaware, a replica of the 1923 chicken house where the broiler chicken industry began by Mrs. Cecile Steele, a 1901 Gothic Victorian house being designed as The Coastal Towns Museum, and a new building called Hall's Store (as Ocean View was once called) which has a replica 1820's store and a large meeting room.

$675 raised from 4 donors

$1,000 goal

History wants to be remembered and the Coastal Towns Historic Village in Ocean View is helping to bring it alive.

About Ocean View Historical Society

Mission: The Coastal Towns Historic Village is a working project, under the auspices of the Ocean View Historical Society. We are committed to advancing the knowledge and understanding of past and present peoples’ everyday life in southeast Sussex County for our communities’ residents and visitors. Currently, we have a period-furnished 1860's house, an 1889 post office run by one of the first postwomen in Delaware, a replica of the 1923 chicken house where the broiler chicken industry began by Mrs. Cecile Steele, a 1901 Gothic Victorian house being designed as The Coastal Towns Museum, and a new building called Hall's Store (as Ocean View was once called) which has a replica 1820's store and a large meeting room.

Having an historic village so near the beach offers residents and visitors, young and older,  a chance to see and feel the history through the eyes of the surfmen, watermen, farmers, women and men who were able to sustain their lives and improve the lives of their families throughout the 19th and 20th centuries.