Lewes in Sussex County, Delaware — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Zwaanendael Club
Founded in 1905, the Zwaanendael Club was organized by a group of public-spirited women for the purpose of promoting community improvement through volunteer service. For a number of years the club’s meetings were held in the homes of members, and at various other locations in the town. Their first meeting at this location was on October 7, 1930. It was decided to set up a lending library and offer use of the building to various community organizations. The facility was expanded in the 1930s with the construction of an addition on Third Street. The Zwaanendael Club Building was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.
Erected 2002 by The Delaware Public Archives. (Marker Number SC-161.)
Location. 38° 46.456′ N, 75° 8.363′ Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lewes DE 19958, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Zwaanendael House (within shouting distance of this marker); Lewes (within shouting distance of this marker); H.M. Brig DeBraak (within shouting distance of this marker); David Hall House (within shouting distance of this marker); The New Devon Inn (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Dodds Corner (about 500 feet away); The Explorations of Giovanni da Verrazzano (about 600 feet away); St. Peter's Episcopal Church (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lewes.
Regarding The Zwaanendael Club. Zwaanendael Club brings Lewes past to light The Zwaanendael Women’s Club was founded in 1905 by a group of community-minded women in Lewes dedicated to
community improvement through volunteering. It joined the Delaware State Federation of Women’s Clubs and the General Federation of Women’s Clubs that year. The club purchased its current building on Third Street and Savannah Road in 1929 for $1. The fireplace in the building was constructed from Henlopen Lighthouse stone in 1932 and the building
(Cape Gazette Beach Newspaper...Fri, Jun 18, 2010 )
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