The Rehoboth Beach Historical Society will host a book launch for “Land of Fun: The Story of an Old-Fashioned Amusement Park for the Ages,” with author Chris Lindsley, at 7 p.m. May 16 at the Rehoboth Beach Museum, 511 Rehoboth Ave.

The book, part history and part memoir, is a story about a timeless Rehoboth Beach amusement park — Funland — and how the family who runs it has created summer memories for generations since 1962. The book traces back to 1939 when Rehoboth Beach Sport Center opened at the same location that Funland occupies today and talks about the Fasnacht family purchase of the Sport Center in 1962.

Readers will discover the old-school values of Al Fasnacht, who at 90, along with four generations of his family, created a Rehoboth Beach institution by focusing on customer experience rather than profits.

Lindsley will be available to answer questions and sign copies of the book, which will be available for purchase. For more on the book, visit

A $5 donation is suggested; the program is free for members. Registration is required to 227-7310.

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