What’s New

September – October 2018

We need candy! Collection boxes for individually wrapped candies are now at the Museum and Mansion. Yvette Bourne needs to collect as much candy as possible for our Trunk-r-Treat participants. Can you help by donating a bag or two?
Thank you!








August, 2018 Newsletter article – Candle Requests

Are you a recycler?

If you are recycling your taper candles, you can help the mansion. Before the New Year two special events are being planned-Fall Festival and the Victorian Christmas. Both events will have candle light tours.

Your used taper candles are needed. Size is not a problem; because various size hurricanes are used. Donations will be sized for best use.

Annually the youth docents make luminaries to use outside during the Victorian Christmas. The dream is to one day to light the entire driveway with luminaries. More are added each year. Votives and tea lights are used and they will also be accepted.

Candle donations can be placed on the porch under the pew found there if no one is at the mansion when you come. Please leave a message on the mansion phone (628-9500) that a donations needs to be taken inside as soon as possible.

Thank you for your help, Margaret.


August – September 2018: ANOTHER $50,000 MATCHING GIFT!

Our benefactor, Ross Claiborne, of the Ross Station name has given the Seaford Historical Society an additional $50,000 matching gift! This money is crucial to the SHS in order to finish and furnish our great new venue! We value ALL of your contributions and support for our Gala (click here for more information) our programs and Ad book; you have enabled us to get to this exciting point. 

Looking for a naming opportunity and a special plaque in memory of, in honor of, or with your name, your family name, please read the clues we have given you below. All contributions will be matched, dollar for dollar! Please phone the SHS office at (302) 628-9828 or email admin@seafordhistoricalsociety.com and we will contact you. 

We are working with a very tight budget for this wonderful building. We still need your help as we work toward the Grand Opening which is now slated to be in late January or early February, barring weather and other contingencies. The builders, Gillis Gilkerson, Inc., are going to build us a wonderful building. GMB, Architects and Engineers, remain with us on the project. We are already taking rentals and asked about use of the building and facilities.

Please phone the SHS office at 302-628-9828 or email admin@seafordhistoricalsociety.com and we will contact you. Contributions can be made on our website or mailed to: The Seaford Historical Society, 203 High Street, Seaford, DE 19973. THANK YOU!

Governor Ross Mansion and Plantation
1:00 – 4:00 pm Saturday and Sunday
Winter Hours: 1 – 4 pm every fourth Saturday and Sunday after January 1

Seaford Museum
1:00 – 4:00 pm Thursday – Sunday
Winter Hours: 1 – 4 pm every Saturday and Sunday after January 1

Society Business Office Hours
10:00 – 4:00 pm Wednesday – Saturday
1:00 – 4:00 pm Sunday