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Zwaanendael Museum Decorated for Holiday Events

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Houses and businesses all around Delmarva are decorated for the holidays. Wednesday the Zwaanendael Museum in Lewes joined the club.

The Zwaanendael Museum is a staple in downtown Lewes. It commemorates the founding of Delaware's first European settlement by the Dutch in 1631.

"Often times, we are one of the places people really want to visit during the holidays because they see the building and think, 'oh my gosh I have to go in there'," said the museum's lead interpreter Kaitlyn Dykes.


Sussex Gardeners donates and sets up the museums decorations every year. Turning it from a museum filled with history, to a museum filled with holiday joy.

"We really like to dress up for the holiday season and amplify that and look a little bit fancier and a little more seasonal," said Dykes.

Each year brings a new theme. This year brought carols and Christmas songs.

"The decorations in all the different locations are based around a different carol and they've used music notes and music sheets to kind of amplify that," explained Dykes.

Music Note Flowers

The museum needs to be winter-ready for all the visitors they'll get. They participate in Lewes Hospitality Night and open their doors for historical tours.

Zwaanendael museum is open Wednesday through Saturday. All of their tours are free.



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