October Lewes Lunch and Learn

image of Bonaparte, Elizabeth Patterson, 1785-1879.

The Lewes Historical Society’s “Lewes Lunch and Learn” on October 7, features Bill & Jill Hicks with “Three Love Stories of Lewes”

During the next Lewes Lunch & Learn, on Friday, October 7, at noon in Hotel Rodney, Bill and Jill Hicks will present “Three Love Stories of Lewes.”

Local fiction author, Jill Hicks, and her husband Bill Hicks, retired teacher and current Lewes Historical Society Living History volunteer, will share three loves stories of Lewes that are rife with intrigue and apt for historical fiction, but are indeed true events of Lewes’s past.  Hear a tale of the Empress-to-be, which never was, and a local tale of adultery and murder taking place in a tavern along Second Street.

Jill Hicks’s style of writing is easy and comfortable; her imagery is clean and clear so that readers can easily insert him or herself into the story as a bystander.  Assisted by Bill, who will place the fact and fiction of each tale into historical context, the couple will educate and entertain with tales of Lewes that have been told for generations.

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 will 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.


Image Attached: The Lewes Historical Society’s “Lewes Lunch and Learn” on October 7, features Bill and Jill Hicks as they present, “Three Love Stories of Lewes.”  Pictured is Betsy Bonaparte.  She created quite a stir internationally when she married Napoleon’s brother.  She created quite an unpleasant stir with the DE locals as well when she visited Lewes in the early 1800’s. Hear her story and others during the Hicks’ presentation.