History Book Festival Founders


These foundations, businesses, and individuals believed in the History Book Festival when it was just a glimmer of an idea, committing to funding it and bringing it to life. These are the people who will always be dear to our hearts - these are the people who founded the nation's first History Book Festival!
Thank you!


Platinum Founders

Browseabout Books
Cape Gazette
Ron Collins & Susan Cohen
Jen Mason & Clare Hancock
Joan Russo & Donald Burset


Silver Founders

Berkshire Hathaway - Gallo Realty
Lou & Gavin Braithwaite
Delmarva Public Radio
Dogfish Head
Jill & Mike DiPaolo
Major General (ret.) & Mrs. Harry Gatanas
Lewes Public Library
M & T Bank
Gary & Margo Ramage
Rehoboth Jazz Festival
St. Peter's Episcopal Church

Friends Founders

Daniel H. Borinsky, Esq.
Michael Brady
Stuart & Ruth Brahs
Sheila Bravo & Jeffrey Ross
Ruth & Gerald Cohen
Doroshow, Pasquale, Krawitz & Bhaya
Twila Farrell
Cecilia Friend & Donald Challenger
Helaine Harris & Jody Tayss
Horizon Philanthropic Services
Kathleen & Hugh Leahy
Kids' Ketch of Lewes
Grace Lowe
Marylinda Maddi
Don & Arlene Matzkin
Michy's Relaxed Dining
Bonnie Osler & Brook Hedge
Jean Ratner
Ed Ruggero & Marcia Noa
Kelly Sheridan
Sussex Podiatry Group
Tom & Kelly Thunstrom
Douglas Tobias
Vincent Varrassi
Carole & Joan Woodyard
Kit & Bill Zak


Keynote Founder

The Schell Families


Gold Founders

Matthew & Carole Ash
Rick & Paulise Bell
Coast to Coast Printing (Lewes)
James and Susan Curtis
Delaware Heritage Commission
Matthew & Susan Kehoe
Tom & Libby Owen
Sussex County Council

Bronze Founders

Patti Drago & Rich Weissman
Larry W. Fifer
Mr. & Mrs. Peter Harrigan
Rob Morgan & Janice Erich
Bob Rosenberg & Marty D'Erasmo
Nancy Staisey & Stan Divorski
Peter Zoll

Community Partners

The Lewes Public Library

Sussex County Library System

The Lewes Historical Society

Fort Miles Historical Association

Rehoboth Beach Film Society

Browseabout Books


Lewes Chamber of Commerce

Southern Delaware Tourism

Rehoboth Beach Jazz Festival

Greater Lewes Foundation