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Rehoboth Beach Museum Tour
August 5, 2011 @ 9:00 am
The Rehoboth Beach Museum will provide guided tours of the museum and the Anna Hazzard Tent House on the first Friday of July, August and September.
Built in 1895 for use as housing during religious camp meetings, the Anna Hazzard Tent House is located at 17 Christian Street. It was originally located on Baltimore Avenue, and moved to its current location in 1975 and opened as the first Historical Society museum in 1977. The tour will begin at 9 a.m. at the Anna Hazzard Tent House. Docent Natalie Becker will be your host.
Tour goers will then drive to the Rehoboth Beach Museum at 511 Rehoboth Avenue. The museum, formerly the town’s ice house, is currently hosting two exhibits. “Rehoboth Speaks: The Story Nation’s Summer Capital” tells the story of the founding and growth of Rehoboth Beach. Items on display include a stone from the Cape Henlopen Lighthouse, the engine car from the outdoor train ride at Funland, and vintage bathing suits and post cards. The tour will be conducted by longtime visitor and resident Harvey Waltersdorf, who shares facts and personal recollections.
“Skimming the Surface: Surfing, Skimboarding and Floating off the Delmarva Coast” features vintage surfboards, skimboards and a surf mat. The exhibit celebrates the active surfing community that thrived in the 1960s and 1970s on coastal Delmarva. Also on display are memorabilia, photos and videos.
The tours are free of charge but space is limited and you must register by calling (302) 227-7310 to reserve a space.