Museum Open House

Saturday, July 8, 2017
The 1100 sq. ft. exhibit, the Nanticoke Maritime Gallery will be ready for visitors at the Seaford Museum for Riverfest.

The Seaford Museum has long been telling the maritime history of Seaford but has now created a new gallery composed of small buildings and Dorfman mannequins to represent the oyster, steamboat, canning with child labor, ship building and shad fishing industries here at the turn of the past century. A shad boat that Woodland resident Jack Knowles donated is featured under a starlit sky on April 1, 1900 created by NoUVIR fiber optic lighting.

Hundreds of pictures help tell the story of the Seaford’s Chesapeake Bay connection through motion activated digital frames. The Black Pilots of the Nanticoke exhibit serves as the entrance to the new gallery! Admission is free for Riverfest, but donations are always accepted.

This program is made possible, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency dedicated to nurturing and supporting the arts in Delaware, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. For additional information on arts activities in Delaware, visit the Delaware Division of the Arts homepage,