Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Free Lewes Historical Society Guided Tours

Pick Up from The Cape Gazette


Lewes Historical Society joins Smithsonian Magazine’s Museum Day Live Sept. 28

Free admission with Museum Day Live ticket
Sep 06, 2013
The Lewes Historical Society will offer guided tours free of charge Saturday, Sept. 28, as part of Smithsonian magazine’s ninth annual Museum Day Live! A nationwide event, Museum Day Live offers free admission to visitors presenting a Museum Day Live ticket at a participating museums or cultural institutions.

The event represents Smithsonian’s commitment to make learning and the spread of knowledge accessible to everyone, giving museums across all 50 states the opportunity to emulate the admission policy of the Smithsonian museums in Washington D.C.

“The Lewes Historical Society is thrilled to be a part of Smithsonian magazine’s Museum Day Live! This is a great opportunity for residents and visitors to experience one of our walking tours or enjoy the Lewes Maritime Museum in the Cannonball House," said Lewes Historical Society Executive Director Mike DiPaolo. “We are proud to include historic Lewes in this nationwide event.”

The Lewes Historical Society will offer two free walking tours of historic Lewes Sept. 28: a Maritime Tour at 11 a.m. and a Museum Tour at 1:30 p.m. Admission to the Cannonball House Maritime Museum on the corner of Front and Bank streets will also be free for the day. A fun site-based family scavenger hunt will be available, and information can be picked up at the Ryves Holt House Museum Gift Shop or Cannonball House.

The Maritime Tour will begin at the Ryves Holt House Museum Gift Shop on the corner of Second and Mulberry streets in historic Lewes. As the tour group travels down residential Second Street, docents will share the early history of Lewes and the first explorers who came from across the Atlantic. This tour also includes some of the rich Native American history of Lewes and entrance to the Lewes Life-Saving Station. The tour ends at the Cannonball House Lewes Maritime Museum.
The Museum Tour will begin at 1:30 p.m. at the Ryves Holt House Museum Gift Shop. This tour guides visitors through the Lewes Historical Society Complex in the block facing Shipcarpenter Street and edged by West Third Street. The complex holds nine historic buildings dating from 1700 to 1898.

The Museum Day Live ticket is available to download at Visitors who present the Museum Day Live ticket will gain free entrance for two at participating venues for one day only. One ticket is permitted per household, per email address. For more information about Museum Day Live 2013 and a list of participating museums and cultural institutions, go to
For more information on The Lewes Historical Society, go to or call 302-645-7670.

2nd Annual Cecil County Genealogy Symposium Oct 5

Family History Library Tour Tonight

Family History Library Tour

The Lower Delmarva Genealogical Society in cooperation with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints will have a free tour open to the public of the Salisbury Family History Library with an added presentation by Patt Angell, Director of the Family History Library, on recent updates to

If You Are Into Or Want To Be Into Family History Don’t Miss This Opportunity To Find Valuable Resources In Your Search For Family History

The Family History Library has access to the Salt Lake City, Utah Family History Library which houses the largest genealogical and historical records in the world

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

7 P. M.

The Salisbury LDS Family History Library

106 Greenlawn Lane

Salisbury, MD 21804


This Is Open To non-Members and is Free – Come Join Us
Directions to 106 Greenlawn Lane is head East on Old Ocean City Road and after passing the intersection of Old Ocean City Road - Philip Morris Drive take the first left the LDS Church is at the end of Greenlawn Lane and the Family History Center entrance is on the left side of the church

Sunday, September 22, 2013

The women Who mapped The Universe and still couldn't get any respect.

Over at the Smithsonian magazine site is an article called "The women Who mapped The Universe and still couldn't get any respect."

An interesting article, that again mentions Delaware own's Annie Jump Cannon. It would appear from the article that the women who mapped the Universe and still couldn't get any respect, continue not to receive any respect as the article is mainly about Edward Charles Pickering. Annie Jump Cannon is one of the few women named in the article.

Paranormal Adventures

Tickets Now on Sale for Pea Patch

Paranormal Adventures at Fort Delaware

Contact: Laura Lee, Fort Delaware State Park, 302-834-7941;

DELAWARE CITY (Sept. 19, 2013) – The very popular Paranormal Adventures program returns to Fort Delaware this fall. Visitors will get a taste of the paranormal investigative experience with the help of the Diamond State Ghost Investigators, a volunteer group leading the program. Participants assist the ghost hunters in investigating various areas of Fort Delaware where paranormal activity has been suspected, along with experienced investigators. Visitors are welcome to bring their own equipment as long as it is easily transported.

Visitors leave from the Delaware City dock on Sept. 27, Oct. 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, and 25 at 6:30 and 9:30 p.m. and on Oct. 26 at 6:30 p.m. On Oct. 27, die-hard ghost hunters can experience an extended Paranormal Investigation from 9:30 p.m. until 2:30 a.m., also leaving from the Delaware City dock. Paranormal programs are for adults and children 12 and over.

Areas of Pea Patch Island’s Civil War fortress to be investigated include the mess hall, officer's kitchen, ordnance room area, officer’s kitchen and the west end of the Endicott section. The evening will start with a short introduction at the entrance to the fort, after which small groups will be led by a park interpreter to the various areas of investigation.

The three-hour investigations (including boat travel time to the fort) are available by reservation only and usually sell out. The cost per participant is $40. Participants should dress appropriately for weather and walking; no open-toed shoes. This is a rain or shine program and will only be canceled in the event of severe weather making the boat ride unsafe. The Extended Paranormal Adventure cost is $100 per person.

Reservations may be made by calling 1-877-987-2757 or online at More information about Fort Delaware is available by calling 302-834-7941.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Friday, September 20, 2013

Old Christ Church October Event

A musical treat on the shores of Chipman's Pond Last October, 2012, Dr. Jeffrey Schoyen performed a solo cello concert at Old Christ Church which was both majestic and intimate. Dr. Schoyen's "unplugged" sound was uniquely suited to the Old Christ Church venue; each piece was accompanied by a short explanation which helped the audience better appreciate the music. Although the program ranged from Baroque to 20th century, the 240 year old acoustics of Old Christ Church enhanced the whole. This year, on October 5, 2013, at 4 p.m. Dr. Schoyen, cello, and his wife, Dr. Sachiho Murasugi, violin, will both perform. Dr. Schoyen and Dr. Murasugi are Salisbury University faculty members who have performed widely as orchestral and chamber musicians. Their programs for this concert have not yet been set, but they are sure to be memorable. Although the concert is free and open to the public, there will be a voluntary offering taken for the benefit of the preservation and restoration of Old Christ Church. Questions? Call (302) 875-3644. We look forward to seeing you on October 5th!

Sunday, September 8, 2013

To Kill A Mockingbird

Saturday, September 28, 2013
Onancock, VA
Come to Virginia's Eastern Shore for this day-long celebration of To Kill a Mockingbird and a consideration of the novel's depiction of Southern culture.
Meet Scout. Mary Badham was nominated for an Academy Award for her portrayal of Scout in the 1962 movie. At the time she was the youngest person ever nominated for an Oscar. Mary will discuss the making of the movie and will answer your questions. You can join her for lunch, too!
Watch the movie. To Kill a Mockingbird will be shown in Onancock's historic Roseland Theatre.
Learn about life on Virginia's Eastern Shore during the era of Jim Crow and the Great Depression. This free panel discussion will be led by a distinguished journalist. Panel members include experts in these topics along with individuals who lived through the era.
Attend readings of the book performed by local actors. Entertaining, enlightening, and FREE!
Join us for an authentic Southern lunch prepared by a local church and served on the grounds of historic Ker Place

For pricing and to register go to