The Lewes Historical Society

The Lewes Historical Society promotes and advocates the preservation, interpretation and cultural enrichment of the Lewes region, through museum exhibits, educational programs, historical research and publications.

$625 raised from 13 donors

$1,500 goal

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Lewes, Delaware was once a roaring maritime seaport. With international vessels  converging at the safe anchorage of Cape Henlopen,  Lewes played an integral role in this maritime world.  Ship’s provisions, rope, sails, and all necessary accoutrements were historically obtained from ship’s general stores or “Ship Chandleries.”  These locations were found throughout town and sold maritime mercantile goods that were often produced locally.

The Lewes Historical Society is working to recreate these ship chandleries and the wares that they sold through their interpretive programming.  This fundraising effort will work towards raising necessary funds to make period rope on a period rope walk, recreate historic sails, and offer visitors the opportunity to step back intime and witness the maritime community of Lewes and help recreate these historic trades firsthand.

Our goal is to raise $1500 for LHS' historic Maritime program. The funds raised through this effort will help to purchase the raw materials to recreate this ropewalk, raw fibers to make rope, canvas for sails, and help obtain other necessary supplies.

About The Lewes Historical Society

Mission: The Lewes Historical Society promotes and advocates the preservation, interpretation and cultural enrichment of the Lewes region, through museum exhibits, educational programs, historical research and publications.