Remembering the ‘Rockets Red Glare’ in Lewes

Delaware’s 14th annual Chautauqua tent show is underway in Lewes this week.  
This year’s theme centers around the war of 1812 and what American life was like in the early years of the 19th century.  Re-enactors will play the roles of famous historical figures including first lady Dolley Madison and Mary Pickersgill, the woman who sewed the flag that inspired Francis Scott Key to write the Star Spangled Banner.  

Chautauqua takes its name from a series of adult education programs that were first held at a campsite on the shores of Lake Chautauqua in upstate New York during the late 19th century. 

The tent show runs through Thursday at several locations in downtown Lewes.

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