What's Happening at Seaford Historical Society
The Seaford Museum will be closed Thursday, December 12th, so members may honor the memory of our Treasurer, John Watson.
"Country Christmas Music Show"- Friday, December 13th-7 p.m. at the Seaford Senior High auditorium! Featuring the Jones Boys and many other talented local artists. Hosted by Jimmy Hoppa. Tickets on sale now! Adults: $8- Advance; $10- Door; Students: $4- Advance $5- Door Pre- school - Free. Purchase tickets on this website or at the Seaford Museum, Craig's TV, Seaford Music, Hoober, Inc., and Nanticoke Fence. Call the Society Office at 302-628-9828 for more info.
Great opportunity! Become a member now at our 2013 rates and your membership will extend through 2014! Membership dues will increase Jan. 1, 2014. Join us in preserving, protecting and presenting Seaford area history.
"The Trains of Delmarva" model train show opens Friday, November 29th and runs through Sunday January 12th at the Seaford Museum (203 High ST). The museum is open to the public Thursday- Sunday from 1P-4P. Admission to the Train exhibit only is $3. Museum tours are $5 (train exhibit included). Admission for Children 12 and under is free for the train exhibit or the museum tour. Be sure to enter the Door prize drawing for a "Santa Fe" model train! Winner to be drawn on Jan. 11th.
The Seaford Historical Society invites you to visit two of the most unique sites in the local area.
The Governor Ross Plantation is the only site in Delaware that describes plantation life around the Civil War period. Learn about the life of a governor, slavery in Sussex County, and enjoy expansive grounds with auxiliary buildings that were necessary for the operation of a large plantation.
The Seaford Museum has a fun, intimate flavor that follows an historic timeline with a local perspective. Its fiber optic lighting and unique displays and stories make it a real jewel to visitors.
The Seaford Museum is a proud member of the Chesapeake Gateways and Watertrails Network in partnership with the National Park Service. Throughout the Chesapeake Bay region, less than 200 "exceptional parks, wildlife refuges, museums, sailing ships and historic communities" have been selected to represent the authentic Bay experience for those who wish to discover in the Bay history and culture. Our role, as one of only two Gateway sites within the State of Delaware, is to tell the story of the Nanticoke headwaters nearly forty miles upriver from Tangier Sound in the middle of the Delmarva Peninsula. The Seaford Museum, a spectacular small museum, is honored to be a part of the National Park Service experience. Visiting any Gateway partner is a perfect way to learn more about the beautiful, historic Chesapeake Bay. Visiting the Seaford Museum will provide you with a delightful, unique experience journeying into the history and culture of the Nanticoke River headwaters, the most pristine river flowing into America's largest estuary, the Chesapeake Bay. Come and be amazed!
"This is the best museum in the state. I can't believe what you have done." - visitor's comment
Governor Ross Mansion and Plantation: 1:00-4:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, except holidays.
Seaford Museum: 1:00-4:00 p.m. Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, except holidays.
Visits by appointment are possible at both sites. Phone 302-628-9828 to make an appointment
$5.00 per person at each site, or an $8.00 combination ticket allows you to visit both sites. It is not necessary to visit both sites on the same day. Children 12 years of age and under are free when accompanied by an adult. Seaford Historical Society members are free, except for special events.
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