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21st Annual Chautauqua Celebrates Delaware's Accomplishments

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LEWES, Del. - The 21st Annual Chautauqua brings historical and cultural legends to Lewes over the course of three days. Friday afternoon's events kicked off by honoring the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing. 

The event is modeled after a series of educational programs first held on lake Chautauqua, New York in the 19th century. Speakers, reenactors and musicians bring history and cultural lessons and performances.

This year's theme celebrates many 50th anniversaries for Delaware, like the Apollo 11 Moon Landing. ILC Dover Retired Historian and Quality Manager, Bill Ayrey was on hand to talk about the space suits that helped Delaware take the first steps on the moon.

 

"It's a neat technological industry," Ayrey explains. "People come here and they see all of the chicken plants and the poultry industry, but we do have a lot of technology in this state and I'd like to get out there and make them aware of it."

CHAUTAUQUA runs through Saturday at the Lewes History Museum. A 60's revival band will play at 5 p.m. and guests are encouraged to wear 60's attire. 

 

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