Category Archives: History

Information pertaining to history in Delaware

DE-feet Breast Cancer 5K Run-Walk

Breast Cancer has touched all of our lives in some way. Come out and support the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition on Sunday May 21 at the DE-feet Breast Cancer 5K Run-Walk in Rehoboth Beach. Lace up your sneakers, this Run-Walk is a fun and spirited event to benefit DBCC. If you don’t feel like running […]


Compare Historic Interest Rates By Decade

Ghosts of Historic Interest Rates Past… as the saying goes, “a picture is worth a thousand words.” In this case, the picture below courtesy of Gail Alm, Mortgage Planning Specialist shows thousands of interest dollars paid on mortgages through the decades. Go ahead, take a look and… Compare historic interest rates from the 70’s, 80’s, […]


Two Lewes Institutions Celebrate 50th Anniversaries

Twin 50th Anniversary Celebrations Means JUN 29 Fireworks in Lewes! The Lewes Chamber of Commerce partnered with the Cape May-Lewes Ferry (CMLF) and Cape Henlopen State Park (CHSP) to celebrate their respective 50th Anniversaries with a grand fireworks display launched from the fishing pier at CHSP on Sunday, June 29. According to a Cape Gazette article […]


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Help Count The Horseshoe Crabs

Come and Count the Horseshoe Crabs! Volunteers are needed to assist in counting the Horseshoe Crab, a living fossil and Delaware’s ‘State Marine Animal’ as it spawns along the Cape Henlopen shore in Cape Henlopen State Park in Lewes. Since 1990, surveys have been conducted of horseshoe crabs spawning on key beaches in Delaware and […]


October-November Calendar of Events

October- November Calendar of Events Oct 25-27  Sea Witch Festival Nov 1-3  World Championship Punkin Chunkin Nov 2  Holiday Fair Fine Craft Show Nov 2  26th Annual Beebe Ball Nov 6-10  Rehoboth Beach Film Society’s 2013 Independent Film Festival Nov 8-9 VIA’s 8th Annual St. Nicholas Tea & Sleigh Boutique Nov 16  Coastal Concerts Brasil […]


Before Cape Henlopen State Park

Do you know the history of Cape Henlopen State Park? It’s one of my favorite places to walk or take a bike ride, so I decided to brush up on my local history. Before it was Cape Henlopen State Park, this strategic location in Lewes, Delaware, was Fort Miles. A critical component of this country’s […]