Lewes Historical Society Antique Shop Garden, Rollins Community Center and the Ryves Holt House
Lewes Historical Society Antique Shop Garden
The garden at the Lewes Historical Society Antique Shop is located in the front yard of the shop at the corner of Savannah Road and Third St. This garden was planted by Lewes In Bloom in Spring 2016. It was designed to beautify this 1898 red brick building and bring seasonal color throughout the year. Featured plants in this young garden include winterberry holly, azalea, oak leaf azalea, hydrangea, spirea, various perennials and annuals in a flower bed edged in historic red brick.
This charming 1898 building was built originally as the Lewes branch of the Sussex Trust, Title & Safe Deposit Company. It’s light and airy space is now the home of the Society’s Museum Store featuring iconic Lewes products, books, and apparel, as well as locally sourced art, food, and crafts.
Annuals planted for 2022 @ LHS Antique Shop Garden
AGERATUM ALOHA DWARF BLUE ANGELONIA PURPLE ANGELONIA WHITE STRAWFLOWER GRANVIA GOLD ZINNIA PROFUSION DOUBLE YELLOW PERSIAN SHIELD CELOSIA KELOS FIRE YELLOW SUNFLOWER HELIANTHUS HYBVRID YELLOW CUPHER LARGE FIRECRACKER HYBRID LANTANA CAMARA LUSCIOUS ROYALE RED VERBENA RIGIDA CAKE POP PURPLE
Lewes History Museum
Located in the Margaret H. Rollins Community Center at 101 Adams Avenue, is the Lewes History Museum. For 54 years, The Lewes Historical Society has collected and preserved tens of thousands of historic artifacts, artwork, documents, maps and photos. Now, with the support of the City of Lewes, a lead gift of $500,000 from the Ma-Ran Foundation, and generous donations, this incredible collection will be on continuous display at the new Lewes History Museum.
The museum serves as the primary source of information about Lewes for visitors, researchers, students, and residents. Enjoy ongoing exhibits featuring Lewes’s maritime history, decorative arts and artists, famous families of Lewes, and our region seen through environmental change. The museum provides ongoing seminars, symposia and presentations, and a wing for community non-profit gatherings.
Annuals planted at the Rollins Center for 2021
BALSAM RED & WHITE STRIPED
BEGONIA COCKTAIL GIN
COLEUS BEALE STREET
COLEUS DARK STAR
COLEUS WALL STREET
PENTAS GRAFFITI PINK
BEGONIA WHOPPER ROSE
BEGONIA VIKING ASSORTED
Ryves Holt House
Located at 218 2nd Street – Delaware’s Oldest — and now part of First State National Historical Park. Lewes’s early history from 1631 – 1787 is revealed here including the story of Zwaanendael, the first European settlement in Delaware, the Mason & Dixon Line, and Lewes’s role in the journey to ratifying the Constitution in 1787.
Lewes in Bloom plants and maintains the large planters in front of the building.
Annuals planted for 2021
RHYS HOLT HOUSE
COLEUS PARTY TIME LIME
NEW GUINEA IMPATIENS
PARTY TIME LIME
Winterberry Holly – Mr. Poppins Winterberry Holly – Berry Poppins Red Tiara Azaleas Munchkin Oakleaf Hydrangea Anthony Waterer Spirea Spirea Double Play Gold Echinacea PowWow White Violet Yarrow Yellow Iris