Fort Miles Museum and Historical Area at Cape Henlopen State Park, 15099 Cape Henlopen Drive, Lewes, will resume its monthly FHMA Film and Lecture Series with two upcoming presentations.
From 1 to 3 p.m. Jan. 27, the discussion will be on “German POWs in America.” German prisoners of war 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 story of the German soldiers interred in the area.
From 1 to 3 p.m. Feb. 24, the discussion will be on “Operation Drumbeat: German U-boats in America.” This program will focus on German U-boats U-123 and U-166. U-123 attacked shipping near Rehoboth Beach in January 1942.
Presentations will be held in the Fort Miles Museum media room inside Battery 519. Gary D. Wray, president of the Fort Miles Historical Association, will moderate all discussions, and each session will include discussion of its connection to Delaware. Admission is free.
For more, call 645-0753.