15099 Cape Henlopen State Park
Lewes, DE 19958
For over two years, representatives from the Fort Miles Historical Association (FMHA), Delaware State Parks (DSP) and local communities have worked to create and have now formed a new nonprofit, Fort Miles Museum and Historical Area, Inc. d/b/a Fort Miles Museum. This entity will oversee a planned expansion of and ultimately assume management responsibility for the Fort Miles Museum, located in Cape Henlopen State Park, Lewes Delaware.
This new Museum corporation, formed in December, has appointed a nine-person Board of Directors with equal representation from FMHA, DSP, and local communities. Initially the Board will focus on exhibit design, capital projects, marketing and fundraising for the planned expansion.
FMHA and its volunteers, having worked for nearly 20 years to help develop the Museum bringing it to its present state, will continue as the Museum’s key support group. Dedicated volunteers will continue with restoration work, installing new exhibits, conducting Museum tours and co-hosting events.
Delaware State Parks, the owner of Fort Miles and its numerous World War II era structures and artifacts, will continue to maintain the Museum’s facilities, oversee site operations and play an important role in implementing the future plans for the Museum.