May 28, 2020 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The Health & Aquatic Center, The Multipurpose Room
Jennifer Greenawalt

Join us for this fun and interactive talk with The Lewes Historical Society: Breaking Britannia’s Grasp: Lewes, the Royal Navy, and the Legacy of 1812.

Lewes continues to bear the scars of the War of 1812. On April 6th and 7th, 1813, the war came to Lewes’ shores as the town would endure a 27 hour bombardment by a British Naval Fleet. Traditionally interpreted as a British blunder and American Victory, this engagement has yet to receive the analysis and narrative it deserves. Breaking Britannia’s Grasp, seeks to fill that void, providing a revised interpretation of the bombardment with hands on items, period visuals, and historically inspired replicas. Presented by historically dressed living history characters will further enhance the interpretation of this conflict, providing a human element, focusing on the sailors that crewed the blockading fleet, and the men that defended Lewistown.

More details and registration link coming soon.