Abraham Hargis Cape Henlopen Light keeper 1784-1813

Thursday, July 28, 2022 04:00 PM
Rehoboth Beach Museum - 511 Rehoboth Ave
Rehoboth Beach, US
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Bill Hicks, the Historic Campus Coordinator and Lead Interpreter for the Lewes Historical Society, will appear at the Rehoboth Beach Museum in costume as Abraham Hargis, Cape Henlopen Light keeper from 1784-1813.

In 1778, Abraham Hargis, a Captain Lieutenant with the Pennsylvania 10th Regiment sent a letter to General George Washington, asking to resign his commission and return home. Hargis did leave the Army and found his way to Slower Lower Delaware and an appointment as the Keeper of the Cape Henlopen Light. He served as Keeper of the lighthouse from 1784 to 1813. Hargis was the first keeper to relight the lantern after the lighthouse burned in 1777. His nearly 30 years make quite the story.

This program coincides with the current exhibit on the Cape Henlopen Lighthouse on the second floor of the museum. While this program is free your donations help to support our ongoing programs. Seating will be limited so click below to register.

The Rehoboth Beach Museum is located at 511 Rehoboth Avenue. The museum is handicap accessible.

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