Manor House Lecture Series

When Cape Henlopen Lighthouse Fell

Monday, March 11, 2024

7:00 PM

featuring

Ron MacArthur

Photographer and Journalist for the

Cape Gazette

“If everyone who says they have some old granite stones from the fallen lighthouse actually had them, the lighthouse would have been one of the largest structures ever built.”
 
The collapse of the Cape Henlopen Lighthouse on April 13, 1926, was among the most significant events in Sussex County history. Within hours, souvenir hunters from across the region descended on the site to gather stones from the remains of the once grand structure. But were all those stones genuine? Find out when Cape Gazette journalist and Seaford native Ron MacArthur discusses his research about the history of the lighthouse, its collapse, and the frenzy that followed.

Admission is FREE

Seating is First Come, First Served

 

 

Coming to the Manor House Lecture Series:

March 11, 2024: Ron MacArthur: When Cape Lighthouse Fell, Stones were in High Demand

April 8, 2024: Claudia Leister: New Information About William Ross’s Modern Farm

May 13, 2024: TBA

 

 

Gov. Ross Mansion

ROSS MANSION TEMPORARILY CLOSED

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EASTERN SHORE LEAGUE: 1922-1949

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