On Saturday, April 6, experience the guns of Fort McHenry as the Fort McHenry Guard will be in town to demonstrate cannon firing at Cape Henlopen State Park (time TBD). Also on April 6, beginning at 12:30pm, join leading regional and national scholars for presentations at St. Peter's Church Hall regarding the War of 1812 in the MidAtlantic and some of the newest in historical findings about "America's Second War of Independence." This seminar will be lead by Russ McCabe, retired Delaware State Archivist. This event is free and open to the public. Park entry fees may apply.
-Lucas Clawson, Archivist, Hagley Museum & Library
-Dr. Michael Crawford, U.S. Navy History Center Historian
-Chuck Fithian, Archaeologist, State of Delaware
-Bill Manthorpe, U.S.N., Retired
-Don Shomette, Historian, author of Hunt for HMS DeBraak
On the afternoon of Sunday, April 7, the Fort McHenry Guard will be at the Lewes Historical Society demonstrating musket drill and their Fife & Drum Corps will be playing. Activities for kids, families and all interested will be available. This event is free and open to the public. Also on April 7, at 4:00pm, the public is invited to a rededication and commemoration of the War of 1812 Park on Front Street in downtown Lewes. Governor Jack Markell and Senator Tom Carper have been invited to speak. This event is free and open to the public. A very special dinner to commemorate the War of 1812 will be held on Sunday, April 7 on 5:30pm, including an 1812 inspired dinner at The Lewes Yacht Club. Reservations required and are $100 per person. Reservations include an 1812 dinner, special Dogfish Head brews and wine. For more information, to purchase tickets online, and to view a full menu for this event, visit www.HistoricLewes.org