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“Through the Eye of the Needle: The Art of Esther Nisenthal Krinitiz”

14 April 2017 01:00 PM
Rehoboth Beach Museum - 511 Rehoboth Ave, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971, USA

A documentary titled “Through the Eye of the Needle: The Art of Esther Nisenthal Krinitiz” will be screened at the museum Friday, April 14 at 1 p.m. The film tells the story of how Esther and her sister survived Nazi-occupied Poland using their wits and false Catholic identities. Before she did at age 74, Esther created a 36-panel piece of needlework art that depict how a world of beauty and horror can exist simultaneously.  Those interested in this program should RSVP to (302) 227-7310.

  • The Rehoboth Museum resides in a historic building, the Old Ice House, that played a significant commercial and social role in the development of Rehoboth Beach at the end of the nineteenth century and into the twentieth century.


    During the late nineteenth century, businesses and residents of Rehoboth Beach began using ice to preserve perishable foods and to cool drinks. Ice was cut from Silver Lake during winter months and stored in small, wooden buildings that were heavily insulated with sawdust which would usually be available from May through October. John A. Lingo constructed....READ MORE

  • Since 1974, the Rehoboth Beach Historical Society has operated the Anna Hazzard Tent House as a museum that houses a collection of smaller Rehoboth Beach memorabilia and artifacts. This building is one of the original “tent” houses from the turn-of-the-century “Camp Meeting” religious gatherings in Rehoboth….READ MORE.


    1872    Religious Founders purchased 414 acres for Camp Meeting Grounds.
    1873 The Rehoboth Beach Camp Meeting Association of the Methodist Episcopal Church” chartered.  Summer Camp Meetings begun; boardwalk, hotel and “tent” houses built; Post Office opened.     .....READ MORE
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Admission to the Museum

Admission to the museum is by donation. The Rehoboth Beach Historical Society welcomes your support.

Our Hours

 Winter Hours   November 1 - Memorial Day (Open Fri, Sat & Sun)
    • Fri  • 10a - 4p  • Sat & Sun  • 11a - 3p
 Summer Hours    Memorial Day - October 31
     • Mon - Fri  • 10a - 4p  • Sat & Sun  • 11a - 3p

Our Address

Rehoboth Beach Museum
511 Rehoboth Avenue
Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971