Lewes Lunch and Learn on November 4

Nov 4 1870 A Census Taker Jpg

The Lewes Historical Society’s “Lewes Lunch and Learn” on November 4, features Noemi Mendez Eliasen with “Enumeration Nation: The Census in Delaware: An Insight into America’s Past”

Lewes, Delaware – During the next Lewes Lunch & Learn, on Friday, November 4, at noon in Hotel Rodney, Noemi Mendez Eliasen will present “Enumeration Nation: The Census in Delaware: An Insight into America’s Past.”

The information collected by the U.S. Census lays the groundwork for your genealogical research.  This program will demonstrate how the questions asked from 1790-1940 gave insight into American’s families of the past, and what insight you might gather about your family in the present.

Noemi Mendez is a Data Dissemination Specialist at the Census Bureau.  She is responsible for outreach and education in the Pennsylvania and Delaware areas where she instructs data users, both novices and experts, on how to use the U.S. Census data as an informational tool for grants, news stories, business plans, and to learn more about their own families.

The Lewes Historical Society hosts a “Lewes Lunch & Learn” series, which includes various topics relating to the history of Lewes and surrounding area. This series is led by local history buffs, heritage area experts, and museum professionals. Lectures take place on announced dates, beginning at noon in the downstairs meeting room of the Hotel Rodney at the corner of Second and Market Streets, Lewes, Delaware. These events are free and open to the public.  Space is limited.  Seating is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. It is suggested that attendees bring a brown bag lunch to enjoy during the lecture.

These programs are sponsored by Hotel Rodney.

For a complete listing of the Lewes Lunch & Learn series, and to learn more about The Lewes Historical Society, please visit www.HistoricLewes.org or call 302-645-7670.


Pictured is a 1870 census taker.