The exhibit, which features more than 100 vintage sand pails and a number of beach toys
including sand sifters and wind-up boats, is scheduled to move on to another
Some of the pails are nearly 100 years old. Decorations on the
pails feature everything and everyone from Queen Mary and Mickey Mouse to
cowboys and Indians, astronauts and circus clowns. The exhibit officially
closes March 14.
The museum is offering a special two-for-one admisison price for March 6th
and 7th for those who are in town during the Chocolate Festival.
Vintage bathing suits also fill the galleries with bright colors and belt
buckles on the men’s suits, and bloomers and bathing caps for the women –
all in the fabric of the times: wool!
The Rehoboth Beach Museum is the home of the Rehoboth Beach Historical
The Society’s mission is to preserve and showcase artifacts that
illustrate the development of the community. Society members receive free
museum admission, newsletters, free admission to lectures and other
activities, and notice of ticketed events.
The Museum is in the former icehouse where ice that was cut from local lakes
was stored in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Later, ice was manufactured
there from the 1920s until the 1940s. The City bought the building in 1998
and entered into a partnership with the Society to operate the museum, which
opened to the public in 2007.
The main gallery includes displays on the history of the City of Rehoboth
Beach. They tell the story of decades of having fun in the sun, from arcade
games to fancy hotels.
The museum is located at 511 Rehoboth Avenue, next to the Chamber of
Commerce Vistitor Center and near the lighthouse on the traffic circle.
Winter museum hours are Monday, Thursday and Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and
Saturdays and Sundays 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Regular admission is $5 for adults;
$3 for seniors, college students and military; $2 for children ages 13-17.
Members and children 12 and under are free.
Memberships are available.
Please call 227-7310 for information.