Lewes Historical Society Antique Shop Garden, Lewes History Museum 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 2021

LHS ANTIQUE SHOP

LANTANA HOT BLOODED RED
PETCHOA CARAMEL YELLOW
SCAEVOLA SURDIVA BLUE
VERBENA MAGDALENA LILAC
AGERATUM BUMBLE BLUE
ANGELONIA ARIA PURPLE
CELOSIA KELSO ORANGE
CANNA FIREBIRD
CANNA BURNING EMBERS
ANGELONIA ARIA PURPLE
SUNPATIENS HOT CORAL
VERBENA MAGDALENA LILAC

 

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
CALADIUMS
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
GERANIUM

GRAY POTS

PARTY TIME LIME
PETCHOA BORDEAUX
LANTANA COSMO

Perennials

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