Events scheduled for 2019

Delaware Shipwrecks and Sea Salvage” Lecture – Wednesday, June 5, 2019 – 7:00 – 32 West Avenue, Ocean View

Shipwreck historian, Dale Clifton, will share his extensive knowledge of shipwrecks off the Delaware coast and showcase some of the many artifacts displayed at his Discovery Sea Museum in Fenwick Island. Dale is an internationally acclaimed treasure hunter who has led hundreds of recovery expeditions. Free for members of OVHS and $5 for others. Light refreshments will be served. Free parking in the lots around the park.


Summer Open Houses –

Every Wednesday, starting on May 29, and ending on August 28 from 1:00 to 3:00, and on Saturday June 22, July 27, and August 24 from 9:00 to 11:00 AM, with coffee and snacks served. The entire Coastal Towns Village will be open to visitors and members to enjoy the stories of yesteryear. We will also be open for the Spring Concerts in the Park – May 17, 24, and 31, at 6:30 PM.

2019 Historic House Tour – Saturday, October 12, 2019 – 10:00 AM-4:00 PM

Our third Historic House Tour will feature homes from South Bethany this year. Enjoy visiting houses that were built in South Bethany after the opening of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge in the 1950’s. Tickets will go on sale in August.

Cemetery and Church Tour – Prince George’s Chapel in Dagsboro – Saturday, October 26, 1-3 – Led by Sandie Gerken

Annual Christmas Open House – Saturday November 30, 2019 – 1:00 – 4:00 – Historic Complex at 39 Central Avenue

Visit our decorated Complex and enjoy special sweets and beverages as the residents of Ocean View would have in the 1800’s. A special treat this year will include a chance to see the new Coastal Towns Museum at 40 West Avenue. This year we will be celebrating in coordination with the Town of Ocean View’s “Old Town Holiday Market and Tree Lighting activities.