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~ G~,z.tt~ ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30- MONDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2012 67 k, War of 1812 are focus at nendael Museum to open exhibit Dec. 1 Two new ongoing exhibits - A Seaborne Citizenry: The De- Braak and Its Atlantic World, and Delaware and the War of 1812 will be on display beginning Sat- urday, Dec. 1, at the Zwaanendael Museum, 102 Kings Highway in THIS ARTISTIC RENDITION of the Lewes. capsizing of the DeBraak is by Peggy A Seaborne Citizenry: The De- Kane, 1990. Braak mad Its Atlantic World ex- sociated artifact collection have plores His Majesty's Sloop of been curated by the Delaware War DeBraak, a British warship Division of Historical and Cul- that was escorting and protect- tural Affairs since they were ac- inga convoy of British and quired by state of Delaware in American merchant ships en 1992. route to the United States when Because it is the only ship of it capsized and was lost off the its type that has been recovered Delaware coast May 25,1798. The anywhere in the world, the De- remains of the ship's hull and as- Braak represents a significant source of historical information on Royal Navy sloops of war - the fast and agile, yet well-armed vessels that saw expanded serv- ice during the French Revolu- tionary Wars (1793q801). The ex- hibit tells the story of the vessel, its place in the Royal Navy and the broader historical context within which it operated in the Atlantic world of the late lath century. Exhibited items shed light on shipboard life and the material culture of the DeBraak's officers and crew, while hull ma- terials illustrate the many tech- nological advances that were taking place in shipbuilding in the late lath century. Delaware and the War of 1812 illuminates the service and sacri- fice of Delawareans during the British-American conflict that took place between 1812 and 1815, raising awareness of the impor- tant role the state played as the front line in the defense of the economically vital Delaware Val- ley. The exhibit utilizes maps, il- lustrations and artifacts from the state's collections to examine the Two new artists, Jim Charneski ly in its 16 year and presents fine Jewels of nshville, N.C. and ]ason art from more than 20 artists, Howard of Skaneateles, N.Y. will monthly exhibits as well as fram- Continued from page 66 present work in metal and glass, ing and restoration services. The show has become a tradi- Hours Of operation are 10 a.m. jewelry creator Arden Bardol. tion for the gallery and this year to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Satur- Yandong Wang, a regular mem- will extend through the holiday day and U a.m. to 3 p.m., Sunday. ber of the St Peter's Show and season into the new year and will From Dec. 21 to the end of ]anu- the outdoor Rehoboth Art end the third week of January. ary the gallery is closed Monday League summer show, will pres- The Peninsula Gallery, located at and Tuesday. For details call 302- ent omaments of mixed metals. 520 E. Savannah Road, is current- 645-0551. history of the war withinbardment of Lewes, which Delaware and its surrounding took place in 1813. waters including the battle at For more information about Crow's Shoal near the entrance the Zwaanendael Museum and of Delaware Bay and the bom- its hours, call 302-645-1148. BOOK A FIREPLACE ROOM! Ideal For Larger Gatherings We are happy to customize a menu for you! Give 'em a Finbar's gift card Available in any amount. Good for cocktails, dinner or apparel. Enjoy a quiet dinner by the fireside o.r party in the pub. Regular menu plus terrific specials. I I I Finbarspub.com 316 Rehoboth Ave. Rehoboth Beach 302.227.1873