Tour the Zwaanendael Museum, which was built in 1931 to commemorate the 300th anniversary of the state’s first European colony, Swanendael, established by the Dutch along Hoorn Kill (present-day Lewes-Rehoboth Canal) in 1631.
Designed by E. William Martin (architect of Legislative Hall and the Hall of Records in Dover), the museum is modeled after the town hall in Hoorn, the Netherlands, and features a stepped facade gable with carved stonework and decorated shutters.
Demonstrations and craft activities will also be part of this event which is being held in conjunction with the Lewes Historical Society’s Christmas Tour of Lewes. The museum is located at 102 Kings Highway, Lewes, DE 19958 and is open from 10am to 4:30pm. Admission is free. For more information, call 302.645.1148 or visit http://history.delaware.gov/museums/zm/zm_main.shtml