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January Film & Lecture, Pearl Harbor, Draws Packed House

The Fort Miles Museum is expanding its public programming in 2017, highlighted by a new World War II Film & Lecture Series.   The Series will be a part of a monthly Museum Open House, starting on Saturday January 28th. The new programs are in addition to regularly scheduled tours of Battery 519 and the Museum’s Art Gallery.

The Fort Miles Film & Lecture Series will be moderated by Dr. Gary D. Wray, President of the Fort Miles Historical Association. Each session will include discussion of the “Delaware Connection” to the topic.  Upcoming Series topics, and […]

February 6th, 2017|News & Updates|0 Comments


THE FMHA “Museum Happenings” is published monthly to keep you up-to-date on Happenings at the Fort Miles Museum. This blog focuses on February and March, and, as noted, the blog will be updated monthly (or more frequently, as needed) thereafter. The blog will also include information about other scheduled events at Cape Henlopen State Park.

FMHA will be conducting Open Houses monthly during the months of February – May.  The Open Houses will be held from 11AM to 3PM the last Saturday of each month (February 25, March 25, April 29 and May 27).  These Open Houses and new World war […]

February 6th, 2017|Museum Happenings, News & Updates|0 Comments


Saturday, February 25 • 10am – 3pm

Fort Miles Museum | Cape Henlopen State Park

1 p.m. Presentation

Nazi Germany’s Underwater War – U-boat Attacks off Our Coastline The stories behind the surrender of U 858 at Fort Miles and salvage of  U 853 by noted Delaware businessman Melvin Joseph.
Limited seating.

Special exhibit – the Aviation Art of Paul Rendel Guided tours of Battery 519 and Schroeder Gallery

Admission $5.  Contact 302-645-0753 or fortmilesha.org for more information

Sponsored by:

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February 5th, 2017|News & Updates|0 Comments

DANIEL B LYONS III (1931 – 2016)

imageFMHA was saddened by the death of Dan Lyons, a long standing and energetic Member of the FMHA Board.

Dan passed away peacefully at home on November 5 2016. Dan’s interest in Fort Miles stemmed from his service in the United States Air Force, where he served as a Transportation Officer. Following his military service, Dan had a long and successful career in the transportation and logistics industry.

At the same time, as a result of developing an interest in volunteer fire service while attending the University of Maryland, Dan served with the Bethany […]

February 4th, 2017|News & Updates|0 Comments


On May 14, 2016, John Schroeder cut the ribbon to the new Fort Miles art gallery, as Brax Hudson to his right, and sister, Carole and brother Rob watched. A number of Howard Schroeder paintings from his World War II period and a General Miles portrait are included inside the gallery. See more photos on Facebook.

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May 31st, 2016|Fort Miles Museum|0 Comments