On September 13, at 7 p.m., Mike Morgan will be at the Rehoboth Beach Museum to help celebrate the opening of its new expanded facilities. His program, “Treasures of the Rehoboth Beach Historical Society, Images of the Past,” will delve into the variety of pictorial items the society has collected over the years.
As one of the Rehoboth Beach Museum’s favorite lecturers, Morgan’s love of history focuses on the Delaware Coast, and he has done in-depth research on Rehoboth Beach history. He said of the museum, “the Rehoboth Historical Society has a truly outstanding collection of pictorial material that covers the length and breadth of the history of the premiere resort on the Delaware Coast.”
When deciding on a topic for this year’s program Morgan commented, “During the past several years, the Rehoboth Historical society has amassed an outstanding collection of photographs, newspapers, and other illustrative items that depict the history of Delaware’s oldest seaside resort. Every time I research the archives of the Rehoboth Historical Society, I discover a new gem… ‘Treasures of the Rehoboth Historical Society: Images of the Past‘ will feature photos of trains, boardwalk, beach, and battering storms. Some of these images have been widely reproduced and others have been rarely seen before.”
“Rehoboth Beach: A History of Surf and Sand” is a popular book published by Morgan in 2009. His column, Delaware Diary, appears weekly in the Delaware Coast Press, Sussex Journal, and in The Wave newspaper. The column is a treasure of historical information surrounding the coastal area. Additional books by Morgan include Delmarva’s Patty Cannon: The Devil on the Nanticoke and World War II and the Delaware Coast. He has a new book coming soon.
The Rehoboth Museum is next to the Visitors’ Center at 511 Rehoboth Avenue. Reservations are required. Call 302-227-7310 to save your seat. A $5 donation is suggested.
The Rehoboth Beach Museum and the Rehoboth Beach Historical Society offer many opportunities to dive in to the history of Rehoboth Beach, through memberships, tours, educational programs and exhibitions, both permanent and temporary. If you are not a member, please see the Rehoboth Beach Museum website for info. Parking is available at the museum and the building is handicapped accessible.