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History Revival | Oyster Farming in Delaware

History Revival | Oyster Farming in Delaware

Online & In-Person


As part of the History Revival: Coastal Chronicles lecture series, Alan Davis will discuss his journey into oyster farming and what that farming process is like.

Alan Davis is the owner and operator of Inland Bays Shellfisheries, LLC, an oyster farm in Rehoboth Bay. He comes from a commercial fishing family, with 20+ years of experience in lobster, seabass, conch, crab, and longline fisheries. Mr. Davis is the former chair of the Governor's Council on Shell Fisheries and has been engaged in oyster aquaculture since 2019.

The History Revival: Coastal Chronicles lecture series is a collaborative effort of the Zwaanendael Museum and Lewes Public Library. The Atlantic Ocean and Delaware Bay have been an integral part of Delaware’s history, and have connected the small state to global events and issues. Maritime communities and industries have taken advantage of Delaware's coast for centuries. Delawareans past and present have benefited and struggled against the water's constant change. Through lectures, music, and historical theater, the goal of History Revival: Coastal Chronicles is to widen the understanding of maritime history within Delaware.

This lecture series is partially funded by the Delaware Humanities, a state program of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

NOTE: this session is available to attend in-person or through Zoom. You MUST REGISTER and indicate which you prefer.

If you have need assistance with registration or getting your Zoom invitation, please email us.

Basic written instructions for using Zoom may be found here and a brief video tutorial may be found here. Closed captioning is available for all our sessions. Information on enabling closed captioning in Zoom may be found here.

This is an online event. Event URL will be sent via registration email.
Friday, September 15, 2023
6:30pm - 7:30pm Eastern Time
Large Meeting Room
Lewes Public Library
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