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History Revival | The Fenwick Island Lighthouse

History Revival | The Fenwick Island Lighthouse

In-person and Online


The Fenwick Island Lighthouse had been in operation for only a decade when William Edward Pepper was assigned as an assistant lighthouse keeper in 1869, a position he held for 16 years. More than a century later his great-great-great-granddaughter, Winnie Lewis, became president of the New Friends of the Fenwick Island Lighthouse, dedicated to maintaining and preserving this iconic landmark.

Join us as Winnie and her daughter, Tracy Lewis, present the history of the Fenwick Island Lighthouse.

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.

This is an online event. Event URL will be sent via registration email.
Saturday, February 24, 2024
5:00pm - 6:00pm Eastern Time
Large Meeting Room
Lewes Public Library
  Adults     Older Adults  
  History and Genealogy  
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