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The Rehoboth Beach Historical Society

March 2011 Founded 1974
The Rehoboth Beach Historical Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to encouraging and promoting public knowledge of and participation in the preservation of the history, culture, architecture and special character of Rehoboth Beach.

Our New Exhibit

The Society is proud to announce its upcoming exhibit: SKIMMING THE SURFACE: SURFING, SKIMMING AND FLOATING OFF THE DELMARVA COAST. Featuring vintage surfboards, skim boards, and rubber rafts, the exhibit will examine the evolution of surfing and wave sports in the area. We have vintage long boards from a local surfers, a few photos of surfers from the 60s, and we will be receiving wet suits, fins and other surfing memorabilia. We are in touch with Skip Savage, who owned Surf Shop East here in the area. We are also pleased to announce that we will screen the documentary Waves of Reflection by Will Lucas, which features surfers Bill Wise and Skip Savage. The photos shown here, of Bill Wises Surfer Express and Skip Savage in front of his shop, are as seen in the documentary. We are gathering more items, and if you have anything to contribute to the exhibit, wed like to hear from you. Go through those old photo albums and lend us photos of you hanging ten!

Societys Engraved Brick Program A Great Success

Please see inside for an important message about the Societys engraved brick program

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President....Paul Kuhns Vice President....Dick Poole SecretaryVicki Tull TreasurerAnne Michele Kuhns

Society Welcomes New Board Members

Steve Elkins & Judy Mellen
Steve Elkins is Executive Director of CAMP Rehoboth, an LGBT Community Service Organization which seeks to build safe and inclusive communities with room for all. In addition to the Rehoboth Beach Historical Society, Steve is a commissioner on the Delaware State Human Relations Commission, a board member of Equality Delaware, and an election official with the City of Rehoboth Beach. Steve is also a member of the chancel choir, the praise team, and the hand bell choir at Epworth United Methodist Church. Steve, and his partner Murray Archibald, have lived in Rehoboth Beach for 20 years. A native New Yorker, Judy has lived in Delaware since 1968 and has been a Rehoboth home owner since 1988. She retired as Executive Director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Delaware and remains a very active participant in the ACLU as well as many other community organizations, primarily involving justice, equality and the rights of children.

Board of Directors
Linda Darr Hoyte Decker Burton Dukes Steve Elkins Ned Kesmodel Mike Klingel Judy Mellen Terry Plowman Lois Snyder Rayner Melissa Thoroughgood Mame Witsil Harvey Waltersdorf, President Emeritus

Membership Fees are billed annually Individual.....$ 25 Family..$ 35 Patron...$ 50 Anna Hazzard$100

Memorial Day Weekend thru October 31 Monday Friday 104
Saturday & Sunday 113 November 1 thru the Friday before Memorial Day Mon, Thurs & Friday 104 Saturday & Sunday 113

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* * * The Beacon newsletter is published three times per year. Society Director....Nancy Alexander Newsletter Layout.....Stan Mills Newsletter Content.....RBHS Members Members are invited to submit items of historic interest for publication. Contact Nancy Alexander at 227-7310

511 Rehoboth Avenue (302) 227-7310 rbhistoricalsociety@verizon.net www.rehobothbeachmuseum.org

CLOSED Thanksgiving Day & Christmas Day thru New Years Day OPEN Memorial Day Fourth of July & Labor Day

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Dear Members, 2010 was a great year for the Society and The Rehoboth Museum. The Averys Rest exhibit was a big hit with both locals and out of town visitors and will continue to be open through April 8th of 2011. The annual Beach Ball in August raised over $49,000 net to go towards educational programs and events as well as to day to day operations of the museum. Please mark your calendars: the 2011 Beach Ball is scheduled for Saturday, August 6th. This fall we finally opened the new boardwalk and overlook behind the museum, facing the canal. The funds for this construction were generously made available through grants from the City and the State. And finally, two talented residents, Judy Mellen, and Steve Elkins, consented to be new members of the Board of Directors of the Historical Society. 2011 looks to be another great year for the Society right out of the gate. In the fall of 2010 the museum received a substantial pledge of $50,000 from two local gentlemen who have chosen the opportunity to name the West Exhibit Gallery in memory of their mothers. In addition, these two have acquiesced to allowing this generous pledge to be used as the start of a new matching gift program for the year 2011. Already we have received over $28,000 in pledges for the matching program and will surely meet the match prior to the deadline in December 2011. Thanks to the diligent work of one of our new board members, Linda Darr, the museum started an additional fundraising activity late in 2010. The new semi-oval bench that was constructed on the patio this past year will be adorned with name recognition bricks. There is space for a little over 150 bricks that will be placed on the inside of the bench facing the museum and will have names of individual donors and local businesses. If this might sound interesting to you as an opportunity to donate to the museum and recognize an individual, a family or a local business, please contact the museum as soon as you can make that decision. We already have over 75 of the bricks spoken for and hope to have them installed early this summer. Our Executive Director, Nancy Alexander, has a couple of great exhibits in store for this spring and has already made a lot of progress towards establishing the dates for the openings and planned activities, as well as securing many of the various artifacts to be exhibited. First, Nancy plans to have a textile exhibit and some activities in late April that will entail both a display of various examples and a judged competition with the items coming from many different local residents. Our annual exhibit, which will open in late May, will focus on the history of surfing on the Delmarva Peninsula. This exhibit should attract visitors of all ages due to the fact that there has been an active local surfing community for over 50 years. Nancy has already been involved in conversations and meetings with a variety of sources of information and artifacts. We hope to get the local Surf Riders foundation involved as well as many local businesses, which were started as far back as the sixties to promote the local industry. We have already had many locals and a few former residents volunteer their time, efforts and artifacts towards the exhibit. So as you can see, we have hit the ground running in 2011 and we hope to have another great year. Many Thanks,

Paul Kuhns, President

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Averys Rest Exhibit Came to Life at the Museum

The Rehoboth Beach Historical Societys exhibit, Captain John and Sarah Avery: a 17th Century Family on Delawares Frontier, has graced our gallery for nearly a year now. A number of programs have been held to help members and friends better understand how the objects on display would have been used and by whom. In addition to the lecture by Charles Fithian of the Delaware Office of Historical and Cultural Affairs, the museum hosted a Colonial Games Day in July for children. In October, the Society sponsored a trip to the Preservation Forge in Lewes, Delaware, and a trip to the Nanticoke Indian Museum was taken in November. The Rehoboth Beach Museum also partnered with Clear Space Theater to stage a family-friendly interactive experience that introduced visitors to members of the Avery household, including daughter Sarah, a worker on the Averys farm, and the fiery Captain Avery himself. This was a fun and easy way to learn about life in Delaware in the late 1600s. Finally, in February, we hosted a book discussion led by Sherry Chapelle. The group shared reactions to and information about the books A Mercy by Toni Morrison and The Help by Kathryn Stockett. The idea for the discussion came about as a result of research about workers on the Avery family plantation, which included slaves and indentured servants. We hope to have more discussion of books as our exhibits evolve. These programs were sponsored, in part, by the Delaware Humanities Forum.

A member of Clear Space Productions treats children to an interactive program about 17th century life.

Textile Day Rounds Out Averys Rest Programming

On a sunny day in December, fans of needlework gathered at the Museum to see demonstrations of textile and needlework techniques. Dolores Andrew, a member of the National Academy of Needlearts, treated those gathered to a reading of a historically accurate but fictional journal of an Englishwoman moving to 17th Century America, bringing her needlework with her. Ann Horsey, a curator from the Delaware Office of Historical and Cultural Affairs displayed Victorian era quilts for the states collection, and members of the Thistledown Fiber Arts Guild demonstrated weaving, spinning, and Bobbin Lace by members Alice Guerrant, Gladys Shaw, Marian Guerrant and Mary Hill. Frances Lukezic presented a summary of the project known as the Plimoth jacket in which an interpretation of a 17th century womens jacket with crewel stitching authentic to the time period was created. All present were enthusiastic and promised to continue to gather to discuss needlearts of all eras.

Gladys Shaw weaves as RBHS President Emeritus Harvey Waltersdorf watches

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Join members and friends of the

Rehoboth Beach Historical Society

for a

Kickoff to Summer Garden Party

Saturday, May 21, 2011 4-6 p.m.
Featuring delicious hors doeuvres, plants for sale, a pick-a-prize raffle, and the presentation of the Hall of Fame Award
Yes! I want to help the Society Kickoff the summer with a garden party. Please hold the following number of reservations: Name _________________________________ # _______ Members at $25 # _______ Not-yet Members at $35 #________ Total reservations $_____ Total amount enclosed Please mail or deliver your reservation form and payment by May 13 to: The Rehoboth Beach Historical Society 511 Rehoboth Avenue, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
(raffle tickets will be available at the event: 3 for $5; 7 for $10)

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Kickoff to Summer Garden Party

Saturday, May 21 4-6 p.m. at The Museum
Reservation required by May 13. Clip it and mail it now!

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Fall Luncheon Featured Education and Recognition

Members and friends of the Rehoboth Beach Historical Society gathered at Kings Creek Country Club this past fall to learn about the history of African-Americans on the Delmarva Peninsula and to recognize the City of Rehoboth for the renovation of the citys historic boardwalk. On Saturday, November 13, guest speaker Dr. Clara Small, professor of History at Salisbury University, shared her extensive research on the history of African-Americans on the Delmarva Peninsula. Her article, Abolitionists, Free Blacks, and Runaway Slaves was included in the book, A History of African-Americans on Marylands and Delawares Eastern Shore. Dr. Small graciously gave a copy of her book to the Rehoboth Beach Historical Society. Dr. Smalls lecture was sponsored, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Humanities Forum and by generous matching donations from Burt Dukes, Hal Dukes, Jr., and Butch Emmert. The lecture was given in conjunction with the exhibit Captain John and Sarah Avery, a 17th Century Family on Delawares Frontier which is on display at the Rehoboth Beach Museum through April 8th. The annual Preservation Award was given to the City of Rehoboth Dr. Clara Small with Beach for the RBHS President Paul Kuhns preservation of the historic boardwalk. Extensive repairs were made to the boardwalk, which was first built in the 1880s and which has been rebuilt many times, either due to storms or the Citys decision to upgrade one of its favorite attractions. The mayor and commissioners were each given pieces of the previous boardwalk with plaques commemorating the award. The Society was fortunate to have two Cape Henlopen High School students attend the luncheon. The students were from teacher Sue Comorats advanced placement history class.
Commissioner Stan Mills, RBHS President Paul Kuhns, Commissioner Pat Coluzzi, Mayor Sam Cooper, LR.

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Rehoboth Beach Main Street Presents Awards to the Rehoboth Beach Museum
This is the 14th year that Rehoboth Beach Main Street has been awarding area businesses and homes with a yearly ceremony and a plaque, which encourages building, renovating and restoring within preferred resort town designs. The Annual Cottage & Town Awards recognize residential and commercial property owners who contribute to the charm, beauty and ambiance of Rehoboth Beach through preservation/restoration, new construction and landscaping. The aim is to celebrate and thank those who make significant contributions to our community. In the category of Commercial Preservation the committee gave the award to the Rehoboth Beach Historical Society for its very reserved and careful reconsideration of an especially iconic Rehoboth landmark, the Rehoboth Beach Museum most especially given its position at the citys entrance flanking Grove Park and its immediate neighbors. The design committee recognized Bill Bahan, Harvey Waltersdorf, and Paul Kuhns of the Historical Society, who were involved in the design process of the Rehoboth Beach Museum.

LR. Rehoboth Beach Main Street Executive Director Jenny Barger; RBHS President Emeritus Harvey Waltersdorf; RBHS President Emeritus Bill Bahan; RB Main Street Awards Committee member Lee Wayne Mills

Society Receives Third Challenge Pledge

For the third time in as many years, the Rehoboth Beach Historical Society has received a $50,000 challenge pledge. Gifts and pledges of $1,000 or more will be matched up to $50,000. Pledges can be paid over a period of two years. To date, $28,000 has been raised toward this challenge. The Society has successfully met both previous challenges, but it can only do so with your help. Remember, some companies match employee gifts, even those of retirees. If you belong to a civic organization that supports local organizations, please consider helping the Society make a request. Donations will be matched and the community will benefit from your generosity what a wonderful return on your investment! We will be sending out our spring appeal for donations soon. Gifts can be made by cash, check, credit card or online through PayPal. Please contact the office at 227-7310 if you have a question about how to RBHS President Paul Kuhns and RBHS Vice President Dick Poole make a donation.

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Order a Brick Now!

The Rehoboth Beach Museum has a limited number of engraved bricks for sale. The bricks will be placed on the permanent seating wall located directly behind the Museum. Over half of the original 150 bricks have been sold at a cost of $200 per brick, which is 100% tax deductible. The wall is to be completed this summer. The limited edition Museum brick is a wonderful way to celebrate a life, honor a friend or family. As a business, it is also a way to keep the name of your business in front of tourists and locals for many years to come. Order forms are available at the Museum (511 Rehoboth Avenue) or at rehobothbeachmuseum.org. This is a great opportunity to support the Museum while leaving your mark on the history of Rehoboth Beach. Dont miss out on this special opportunity to see your brick on the wall. Call 227-7310 for additional information.

New Annual Needlework Exhibit

Inspired by the Museums Textile Day, the Rehoboth Beach Historical Society will host its first annual Needlework Exhibit April 15 through May 8, 2011. Both adults and juniors are eligible to participate, and there are nine categories of needle arts accepted. A certified National Academy of Needlearts judge will award ribbons, but all should feel welcome to submit a needle work. To review and print the application form, please go to our website at www.rehobothbeachmuseum.org or call the office at (302) 227-7310 to have an application mailed or faxed to you. If you are not a needleworker, stop by the exhibit to see the wonderful work submitted. Its a great way to celebrate the Mothers Day weekend.

Society Board of Directors Thanks Docents at a Canalside Gathering

The Board of Directors of the Society hosted the docents at the museum for an end-of-season gathering to thank them for the many hours of volunteer time they have donated. Docents lower the Societys administrative costs, and are the public face of the Society. We are truly fortunate to have these wonderful folks helping the Society. If you are interested in becoming a docent, please call the office at 227-7310. The time commitment is not large and the rewards are great. 9

The following are members who have joined or renewed at the Anna Hazzard and Supporting levels. Dues at these levels help us expand our programs and provide more for the community.
Please Note: This list does not include Life Members.

Members Thank You

Supporting Level Members
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Alesi Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Alexander and Kristina Mr. and Mrs. Robert Appleby Bad Hair Day? Ms. Kathleen Baker and Mr. Daniel De Boissiere Mr. and Mrs. Orville D. Basinski Ms. Sue Tikiob Carlson and Mr. Richard Carlson Mr. and Mrs. William Clark Mr. F. Price Connors and Mr. Martin Smith Mr. and Mrs. Richard Contee Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Copeland Mr. W. Douglas Davidson Ms. Jane Dodge Mr. and Mrs. Keith Fitzgerald Ms. Sallie Forman and Mr. Jonah Gitiliz Mr. and Mrs. Morton Friedlander Mr. Philip Gambino Mr. and Mrs. F. Gregory Gause, Jr. Mr. Robert Gurwin Mr. and Mrs. Donald Hearn Ms. Katherine K. Hill and Mr. Bob Walton Mr. and Mrs. William Holtzclaw Mr. and Mrs. Floyd E. Hudson Rebecca Hudson Mrs. Jeannette Isaacs The Jolley Trolley Ms. Myrna Kelley and Ms. Dorothy Cirelli Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Kirklin Mr. and Mrs. Jay Lagree Mr. and Mrs. James D. Lovett Dr. and Mrs. Richard Margolis Dr. and Mrs. Matthew J. McDermott, Jr. Ms. Gwynne McDevitt Mr. and Mrs. David Mellen

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Anna Hazzard Level Members

Brig. Gen. and Mrs. John Arick Mr. Charles Brown and Mr. Rodney Cook The Cape Gazette Ms. Julie W. Davis and Mr. John Metz Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Diehl Mr. and Mrs. Harold Dukes, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Robert B. Duncan Ms. Ariana Estariel Mr. Peter J. Fitzgerald, Sr. Ms. Deborah Grubbe and Mr. James Porter Mr. and Mrs. Karl Gude Mr. and Mrs. Richard Harra Mr. and Mrs. Thomas D. Henderer Ms. Joanne M. Hess Mr. James Johnson and Mr. Matthew Shepard Mr. Cory Johnston Linda Kauffman and Deirdre Speck Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Kempton Mr. Mike Klingel Ms. Carolyn Lehman-Johnson Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lewis Mr. and Mrs. Dale Lomas Mr. and Mrs. David Lyons Mr. and Mrs. William T. Martin Mr. David Nelson and Mr. William McManus Mr. and Mrs. Ron Paterson Mr. and Mrs. David W. Rommel Ms. Bonnie Sandin Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Schranck Mrs. Priscilla Smith Mr. Wayne Gordon Steele Mr. and Mrs. Michael Strange Mr. and Mrs. Stan Thompson Ms. Trudie Thompson and Mr. David Welch Mr. and Mrs. Michael Vardell Dr. and Mrs. Bruce B. Wright

Mr. and Mrs. John Melnick Ms. Marcia Maldeis and Mr. Stan Mills Mr. and Mrs. Leonard M. Nelson, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. John Pielemeier Mr. and Mrs. Dennard Quillen Ms. Anne J. Ratledge Mr. and Mrs. James Robinson Mr. and Mrs. Richard M. Ruffino Ms. Ann B. Smith Mr. and Mrs. William Stellman Ms. Elizabeth Stiff and Ms. Bea Wagner Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Strum Mrs. Robert Taylor Mrs. Dorothy G. Weber Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Weber Mr. and Mrs. Jay Wingate Mr. and Mrs. Robert Witsil Mr. Anthony Wright

Try as we may, however, we are not perfect. If you believe this list to be in error, please contact the office at 227-7310.

Membership Means More to us than a name on our list. We

hope that you will consider increasing your level of involvement with the Society. Please consider becoming a docent, making a provision in your estate plans for the Society, donating memorabilia to the museum, helping out with programs and fund raisers, or using your knowledge of computer programs to help catalogue our collection. You are the Society. We look forward to sharing your donation of time or expertise.


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Please join the Milton Historical Society and Rehoboth Beach Historical Society for a visit to the United States Capitol and Eastern Market in Washington, D.C.

Thursday, May 5, 2011 Bus departs at 8:00 am from the Milton Municipal Lot
The United States Capitol in Washington, D.C., is a symbol of the American people and their government, the meeting place of the nation's legislature. The Capitol also houses an important collection of American art, and it is an architectural achievement in its own right. It is a working office building as well as a tourist attraction visited by millions every year. Construction of the U.S. Capitol began in 1793. In November 1800, the U.S. Congress met in the first completed portion, the north wing. In the 1850s, major extensions to the North and South ends of the Capitol were authorized because of the great westward expansion of our nation and the resultant growth of Congress. Since that time, the U.S. Capitol and its stately dome have become international symbols of our representative democracy. The U.S. Capitol Visitor Center is the newest addition to this historic complex. At nearly 580,000 square feet, the Visitor Center is the largest project in the Capitol's more than two-century history and is approximately three quarters the size of the Capitol itself. The entire facility is located underground on the east side of the Capitol so as not to detract from the appearance of the Capitol and the grounds designed by Frederick Law Olmsted in 1874. Built in 1873 and restored in 2009 following a fire, Eastern Market is Washington DC's oldest continually operated fresh food public market. Located in the heart of the historic Capitol Hill neighborhood, Eastern Market is DC's destination for fresh food, handmade arts and crafts, and community events. Every day of the week, South Hall Market buzzes with activity as these indoor merchants sell the finest meats, poultry, seafood, produce, pasta, baked goods, flowers, and cheeses. Outdoors, visitors enter a plaza filled with handmade arts crafted by some of DC's best local artists. Eastern Market's arts and craft vendors are made up of painters, sculptors, independent designers, woodworkers, jewelers, potters, and photographers. Bus leaves from the Milton municipal lot at 8:00 am and departs Washington at 4:00 pm. The cost of the trip is $40 for Milton/Rehoboth Beach Historical Society Volunteers and Members and $45 for Non-Members. Price includes transportation and tickets for the U.S. Capitol Tour. Please be advised that the day includes an extended element of walking. Lunch is on your own. Please call 302-684-1010 for reservations or any questions. Complete the form below and return with checks payable to the Milton Historical Society. Money will only be refunded if the entire trip is cancelled or there is waiting list availability.

R.S.V.P. by Wednesday, April 20th

Sign & return form to Milton Historical Society, PO Box 112, Milton, DE 19968/ Phone: 302-684-1010
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Historical Society U. S. Capitol TripThursday May 5, 2011 Name___________________________________ Address__________________________________________ Phone_____________________________________ Volunteers/Members $40_____ Non-members $45_____ If member, please circle member institution: Milton Historical Society or Rehoboth Beach Historical Society Email_________________________________________ Amount Enclosed____________ Check #_______ VISA/MC/DISCOVER #____________________________ Exp._________ Milton Historical Society and Rehoboth Beach Historical Society are not responsible for any loss, cost, injury, expense or damage to you or your property incurred in connection with this trip. We assume no responsibility for loss or damage. By purchasing a ticket to this event, the customer is agreeing to the limitation of liability. Signature (Required)_____________________________________


The following are donors to the Rehoboth Beach Historical Society during calendar year 2010. We are grateful for all donations and work hard to make all of our donors proud.
AerieArt Gallery L. Alessandrini Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Alexander and Kristina All Saints Parish Thrift Shop Mrs. Frederic B. Allen Dr. and Mrs. Harry Anaganostakos Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Andrew Mr. and Mrs. Robert Appleby Arenas Deli Mr. and Mrs. Timothy H. Arnold Atlantic Theaters/Movies at Midway Mr. and Mrs. Robert P. Avary, Jr. The Avenue Inn and Spa Mr. and Mrs. Bill Bahan Ms. Kathleen Baker and Mr. Daniel De Boissiere Bank of Delmarva Mr. and Mrs. Tjark A. Bateman Mrs. Richard Baylis Mr. and Mrs. Charles Benjamin Big Fish Grill Black Tie International Boardwalk Builders Mr. Eugene Boemer Mr. and Mrs. Vorton B. Boghosian Mr. and Mrs. David Boswell Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Boyle Mr. James Bracken Mrs. Dee Bradley Mr. Barry Brandt Ms. Marilyn Bryant and Mr. Bob Stransky Mr. Tony Burns Mr. and Mrs. I.G. Burton Mr. and Mrs. Nick Caggiano Mrs. Carole Calhoun Mr. and Mrs. Robert Campbell Cape Gazette Ms. Sue Tikiob Carlson and Mr. Richard Carlson Mrs. Patricia Carlton Mr. Michael D. Carr, Esq. Mr. Joseph L. Carter, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Churchill Mr. and Mrs. William Clark Mr. and Mrs. Richard Cleaveland Mrs. Jean K. Cochran Councilman George Cole Mr. T. Wilkes Coleman Mr. and Mrs. Richard Collins Dr. and Mrs. Peter Collis Mrs. Josephine C. Conaty Mr. and Mrs. Richard Contee Mayor and Mrs. Sam Cooper Mr. Gordon Croft Cultured Pearl Restaurant Mr. and Mrs. David Cunningham Mr. and Mrs. Chris Darr Mr. and Mrs. John Darr Mr. and Mrs. John P. Davey Mr. and Mrs. Walter L. Davis Mr. and Mrs. Paul Davis Mr. and Mrs. Michael DeFiore Mr. and Mrs. Hoyte B. Decker, Jr. Delaware Beach Life

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Delaware Museums Association Ms. Kathryn Byrne and Mr. Clifford Diver Ms. Jane Dodge Dogfish Head Craft Brewery Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Donaghy, Jr. Dr. and Mrs. W. James Downs, Jr. Drescher Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Burton C. Dukes Mr. and Mrs. Harold Dukes, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Robert B. Duncan Mr. Bill Ehrlich and Mr. Kenny Higham Mr. and Mrs. Richard G. Elliott, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Butch Emmert Mr. William Emmert and Ms. Christophe Clark Dr. and Mrs. Robert N. Emory Ms. Elizabeth C. Erickson Mr. and Mrs. Loren D. Evans Ms. Carol Everhart Ms. Emmalane Ewing Mr. and Mrs. Francis Fabrizio, Jr. Mr. James E. Fakler, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Allen Fasnacht Ms. Elaine Faye and Mr. Ed Barberic Mr. and Mrs. Alex D. Felker Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Fermoile Ms. Jacqueline Ferris and Ms. Candy Williams Mr. Albert E. Fiacre Mr. Michael J. Fischer Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Fitzgerald Mr. Peter J. Fitzgerald, Sr. Ms. Elizabeth S. Fleming Mr. and Mrs. Peter Flint Ms. Sallie Forman and Mr. Jonah Gitiliz Mr. Ritchie Francia Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Fried Mr. Mark Fulchino Fulton Bank Funland Ms. Ann Walker Gaffney Dr. and Mrs. Earl P. Galleher, Jr. Mr. Philip Gambino Mr. John Gauger Mr. and Mrs. F. Gregory Gause, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Genetta Ms. Marion Gentul Ms. Sandra Gilbert Mr. and Mrs. Henry Graff Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Granger Ms. Mable M. Granke Ms. Wendy Grooms Ms. Deborah Grubbe and Mr. James Porter Mr. and Mrs. Karl Gude Ms. Carol Hall

Ms. Joan Hanchette Ms. Katherine Rambo Hardy Mr. and Mrs. Richard Harra Mr. and Mrs. Donald Hearn Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hehir Mr. and Mrs. Thomas D. Henderer Mr. and Mrs. William H. Henschke Mr. and Mrs. James M. Herron Hertrich Ford Lincoln Mercury Ms. Joanne M. Hess Mr. and Mrs. Fritz Hessemer Mr. Michael Higgins Ms. Katherine K. Hill and Mr. Bob Walton Estate of Roberta Holt Mr. and Mrs. Willliam F. Holtzclaw Ms. Holly Horn Mrs. Laura Pavelchak Horn Mr. Henry Horsey and Ms. Linda George Hotel Rehoboth Mrs. Jeannette Isaacs Mr. James Johnson and Mr. Matthew Shepard The Jolley Trolley Ms. Kim Jones Ms. Jane Joseph Ms. Myrna Kelley and Ms. Dorothy Cirelli Mr. and Mrs. Artie Kempner Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Kempton Mr. and Mrs. Michael Kennedy Mr. Hunter Kesmodel Mr. Ned Kesmodel and Mr. Matt Gaffney Mr. Paul J. Kesmodel Mr. and Mrs. George Kilroy Mr. Mike Klingel Jakes Seafood House Restaurant Mr. William Kloepfer, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. E. Joseph Knoll Mr. and Mrs. Richard Kohl Mr. and Mrs. Jack Kotula Mr. and Mrs. William Kramedas Mr. and Mrs. Paul Kuhns Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lacey, III Mr. James Lambe and Ms. Marian Forbes Mr. Joseph and Dr. Hope Wilson Lavachia Mr. William Swain Lee Ms. Carolyn Lehman-Johnson Mr. and Mrs. Joel Leidy Ms. Gretchen Lerch and Ms. Dana Lerch Mr. Bryce Lingo Ms. Jessica Lingo and Bonnie Lingo Colonel and Mrs. John E. Lingo Mr. and Mrs. John E. Lingo Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Locke Mrs. Helen K. Loughran Continued next page.


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Mr. and Mrs. Richard Lynam Mr. Richard Lynam, Jr. Ms. Noela Lyons Mr. and Mrs. Robert V. Magdaleno Ms. Theresa Malambri Mr. and Mrs. Harold Maloney Captain and Mrs. James G. Maloney, Jr. Mr. Thomas Mancini Mr. and Mrs. David Mann Mr. and Mrs. William T. Martin Ms. Debbie A. Mason Mrs. Thomas Matan Dr. Douglas M. McCabe Mr. and Mrs. John McCracken Ms. Gwynne McDevitt Ms. Mary McDonnell Mr. Tom McGarrity and Dr. Susan McGarrity Ms. Emily McNaughton Mr. and Mrs. Custis W. McNeilly Mr. and Mrs. Noel Meadows Meoli Companies Mrs. Leslie Merriken Mr. and Mrs. John Merryman Mr. and Mrs. John Miller Ms. Marcia Maldeis and Mr. Stan Mills Ms. Anna M. Misener Mr. and Mrs. Neal Moerschel Mr. & Mrs. Robert H. Moore Ms. Monica J. Morgan Mr. and Mrs. John H. Moyle Ms. Sandra S. Mundt and Ms. Kellie Webb Mr. and Mrs. William Murphy, III Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Narutowicz Mr. and Mrs. Crosby Nash Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Nelson Mr. John Newton and Mr. Mowry Spencer Mr. and Mrs. Richard Nietubicz Mrs. Eileen Nixon Mr. and Mrs. Phillip C. O'Brien Ocean Atlantic Sothebys International Realty Mr. and Mrs. Daniel O'Leary Mr. and Mrs. Jon Osterholm Ms. Faye Padgett Mr. and Mrs. John Papajohn Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Patin Mr. Paul Penoy Mr. Gordon Mr. Pfeiffer Ms. Paula Kuebler and Mr. John Phillips Mrs. Joy M. Hill Phillips Mr. and Mrs. John Pielemeier Mr. and Mrs. Robert Pilla Mr. and Mrs. Roger S. Pool Mr. and Mrs. Richard Poole

Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Popham Mr. James B. Porter, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Richard C. Postle Ms. Catherine Priest Mr. Samuel J. Profeta Mr. and Mrs. Dennard Quillen Ms. Anne J. Ratledge Mr. and Mrs. Curt Rayner Rehoboth Bay Foundation Rehoboth Beach Homeowners Association Ms. Johnsine J. Reich Kate and Mike Renner Mr. and Mrs. Randolph Reynolds, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Paul R. Rice Mr. and Mrs. E.G. Richards Mr. and Mrs. John E. Richter Mr. and Mrs. Steven Ritchey Mr. and Mrs. Charles L. Robertson Mr. and Mrs. James Robinson Ms. Doris R. Rogers Mr. and Mrs. Paul B. Rogers, Jr. Ms. Michele Rollins Mr. and Mrs. David W. Rommel Mr. and Mrs. Mark Ronald Ms. Sharon Fisk Rose and Mr. A. Barratt Cullen, II Mr. and Mrs. David Rowland Mr. and Mrs. Raymond E. Ruf Mr. and Mrs. Richard M. Ruffino Mr. Robert K. Salin Ms. Bonnie Sandin Savannah Animal Hospital Schell Brothers The Hon. and Mrs. Ron Schiff Mr. Robert Schnepfe, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Schranck Mr. and Mrs. Jim Schreiber Mr. Robert Schuster Mr. and Mrs. Alexander L. Searl Mr. and Mrs. William M. Shettle Mrs. Sandra Shortall Ms. Barbara M. Shortley Mr. James P. Shortley, Sr. Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Shugart Mrs. Raymond Simpler Mr. and Mrs. Kenny Simpler Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Sisson Ms. Sue Towers and Mr. Robert W. Slavin Mr. and Mrs. Fred Smith Mr. and Mrs. Michael Stakias Starboard Restaurant Mr. & Mrs. Joseph J. Stein Mr. and Mrs. William N. Stellman Col. and Mrs. Robert Stevens, Jr.

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Donor List Continued.

Mr. and Mrs. Edward Strickler Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Strum Mr. and Mrs. Philip Suchanek Ms. Susan Sullivan Summer House Restaurant Ms. Barbara Lee Tanner Mrs. Robert Taylor Ms. Susan Terry Ms. Carla S. Thomas Mrs. Marion Thomas Ms. Mildred Thompson Ms. Trudie Thompson and Mr. David Welch Mrs. Evelyn Dick Thoroughgood Ms. Melissa Thoroughgood Col. and Mrs. Richard Tikiob Mr. and Mrs. William E. Timmons, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Jim Todd Mr. and Mrs. Avrim Topel Mr. and Mrs. John Townsend Mrs. Sherman W. Tribbitt Mr. William R. Truitt Mr. and Mrs. Shaun Tull Mr. and Mrs. Carlton L. Tull Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Turoczy Mr. and Mrs. John Van Dyke Mr. and Mrs. Michael Vardell Mr. and Mrs. William H. Vernon The Village Improvement Association Vinton Family Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Louis Vollmer Mrs. Charles Wahlig Wal-Mart Mr. and Mrs. Charles S. Walsh Ms. Kathryn Ann Walsh Mr. and Mrs. Harvey R. Waltersdorf Mr. Joe Ward Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Wayson Mr. and Mrs. Donald Webster Mr. Chris Weeks Mr. and Mrs. J.T. Wellener Mr. Henry White Fred W. Wiedmann Ms. Trip Wilkinson Ms. Ann Wilson Mr. and Mrs. Brian T. Wilson Mr. and Mrs. Robert Wilson Mr. and Mrs. Robert Witsil Mr. Anthony Wright Mr. Robert T. Wright Mr. and Mrs. Tom Zellers Mr. and Mrs. William Zimmer, Jr. Try as we may, we are not perfect. If you believe this list to be in error, please contact the office at 227-7310.

Upcoming Events:
April 8 Averys Rest exhibit closes April 15 May 8 Needlework Exhibit. See the application form on the website for fees and drop-off deadlines. May 5 Joint trip with Milton Historical Society to visit the U.S. Capitol and Eastern market in Washington, D.C. See page 10. May 21 Kickoff to Summer Party. 4-6 p.m. at the Museum. See page 5 for details and to make reservations. August 6 Beach Ball August 13 Watermelon Festival




5th. apital on May the Nations C lding ip to .S. Capitol Bui Join us for a tr a tour of the U ting for details. We are co-hos ket see inside d Eastern Mar an

Kickoff the Summer at the Museum this May!

Summer Garden Party

With the completion of the canal overlook, the museums first phase is now complete. To celebrate this wonderful stage in the development of the museum, we invite you to join us for a garden party by the canal, to be held May 21, 2011. Please see the invitation to the party in this newsletter and come help us celebrate the start of the season in our beautiful setting by the canal.

Plans are already underway for the 2011 Beach Ball. Last years Beach Ball was a tremendous success raising more than $49,000 for the Rehoboth Beach Historical Society. This years event will be held Saturday, August 6th at Kings Creek Country Club and we will be celebrating with a surfing theme. Well have great decorations, great food and dancing to the music of the 60s. Mark your calendars!