The well-received FMHA Film and Lecture Series introduced in 2017 will resume on Saturday January 27 2018 followed by a second Film/Lecture Series event on Saturday, February 24 2018.

These Film and Lecture Series presentations will take place from 1PM to 3PM on both dates and will be held in the Fort Miles Museum media room inside Battery 519. Admission is free. Please also note that seating is limited to the first 60 patrons.

Saturday, January 27th: German POW’s in America. German POW’s captured in North Africa, Sicily and Italy were transferred to internment camps throughout the U.S., including 10 in Delaware. This presentation will focus on the camps in Delaware, including Fort Miles and the main camp at Fort DuPont. A POW painting recently loaned to FMHA by a former Fort Miles PBX operator, Lydia Wagamon, creates a Sussex County connection to this little known story of the German soldiers interred in our back yard.

Saturday, February 24th: Operation Drumbeat: German U-Boats in America. U-Boat attacks off the east coast of the U.S. were much more deadly than known by most Americans. This program will focus on German U-Boats U-123 and U-166. U-123 attacked shipping near Rehoboth Beach DE in January, 1942.

For more information call 302-645-0753 and visit this website in early January for additional details.