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Tower Hill Honors Ancestral Heritage with Unveiling of Commemorative Plaques

Lewes, DE— Tower Hill in Lewes, Delaware recently unveiled dedication plaques in front of the community that commemorate the early settlers and indigenous ancestors of the land. Carl M. Freeman Companies partnered with Ralph Prettyman and the Historic Lewes Byway to create historical markers for the community, and its visitors, to take a moment of reflection and observation.

This initiative seeks to deepen the connection between current and past generations while fostering a profound sense of belonging and unity within the community. Ralph Prettyman, author of A History of Tower Hill: Revisited, unveiled the plaques alongside his daughter and wife.

“The landscaped frontage of Tower Hill was completed in partnership with the Historic Lewes Byway. The intent of these landscapes is to evoke and enhance the historic, natural, and aesthetic qualities of the area.  Plaques recently unveiled along its frontage provide a wonderful opportunity for increased awareness and appreciation of this area’s history.,” stated Mary Roth, Executive Director of Delaware Greenways.

Tower Hill takes immense pride in its commitment to acknowledging the indigenous roots and cultural history of the land. The unveiling of these plaques is a testament to the community’s dedication to ensuring that the legacy of the ancestors is not forgotten.

“We appreciate the support of the surrounding community, the Lewes Chamber, Sussex Conservation District, Delaware Greenways, Ralph Prettyman, Former Lewes Mayor Ted Becker, County Councilman Mark Schaeffer, Lewes Councilman Khalil Saliba, TORREngineering LLC, and our builder partner, K. Hovnanian, for attending the event in celebration of these dedication plaques. We hope they will stand as tribute to the history of Lewes, and offer a moment of meaningful reflection for those that visit,” stated Michelle Freeman, CEO of Carl M. Freeman Companies.

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