EVENT CHANGE OF VENUE: Location changed for Sept. 13 to 15, 2018 Chautauqua programs in Lewes, Del.

(DOVER, Del.—Sept. 11, 2018)—Due to anticipated heavy wind and rainfall, the venues for Lewes, Del.’s Chautauqua, “All Aboard: Delaware and the Railroad,” taking place from Sept. 13 to 15, 2018, have been moved indoors from tents on the grounds of the Zwaanendael Museum and the Lewes History Museum.

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With one exception, all programs will now take place at the Margaret H. Rollins Community Center located at 101 Adams Ave., Lewes, Del. Note: Due to a scheduling conflict, the program “Model Railroading Today,” presented by John Hodges, president of the Delaware Seaside Model Railroad Club, will take place from 2:15 to 3 p.m. at the Lewes Public Library, 111 Adams Ave., Lewes.

Admission for all programs is free and open to the public. Go to the following for a complete listing of activities. For additional information, call 302-645-1148.

All Aboard: Delaware and the Railroad” is co-sponsored by the Zwaanendael Museum, the Lewes Historical Society and the Lewes Chamber of Commerce, and is partially funded by a grant from the Delaware Humanities Forum, a state program of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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The Zwaanendael Museum is administered by the Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs, an agency of the State of Delaware. The division enhances Delaware’s quality of life by preserving the state’s unique historical heritage, fostering community stability and economic vitality and providing educational programs and assistance to the general public on Delaware history and heritage. The division’s diverse array of services includes operation of five museums which are accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, administration of the State Historic Preservation Office, conservation of the state’s archaeological and historic-objects collections, operation of a conference center and management of historic properties across the state. Primary funding for division programs and services is provided by annual appropriations from the Delaware General Assembly and grants from the National Park Service, Department of the Interior, a federal agency. However, the contents and opinions expressed in the division’s programs and services do not necessarily reflect the views and policies of the Department of the Interior.


Jim Yurasek
Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs
Phone: 302-739-7787
E-mail: Jim.Yurasek@delaware.gov
Web: http://history.delaware.gov