Noted historian Russ McCabe to share Delmarva’s early history

OCEAN VIEW – Noted Delaware Historian C. Russell McCabe will present a lecture on “The Early History and Settlement of Delmarva” March 30 at the Ocean View Town Hall.

The Ocean View Historical Society-sponsored program will begin at 7 p.m. Town hall is located at 32 West Avenue, Ocean View.

As a native Delawarean with strong Sussex County roots, Mr. McCabe spent 31 years of his professional life working at the Delaware Public Archives. He retired as its archives director in 2009.

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Mr. McCabe is widely recognized as one of the state’s most knowledgeable and colorful historians.

Focusing on the European settlement of Delmarva during the Colonial Era, Mr. McCabe will tell the fascinating and often little-known story of how political, religious, and cultural events in the Old World shaped the history of the Delmarva Peninsula and its people.  Using examples from ways of speech to cooking styles, he will discuss the surprisingly diverse origins of the people who came to call this region home.

A question and answer session will follow his remarks.

The lecture is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

If Ocean View Town Hall reaches its seating capacity, Ocean View Historical Society current members will be given seating preference.

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