The Fort Miles Historical Association, in partnership with Delaware State Parks, will host a sketching event of World War II reenactors as a part of the Delaware Goes to War event, set for April 28 at Cape Henlopen State Park, 15099 Cape Henlopen Drive, Lewes.
WWII-era live music performances, vintage military vehicles and more than 100 uniformed reenactors will be featured.
Featured speakers this year include Tim Nosal, of the American Battle Monuments Commission and Billie Meeks, of the American War Orphans Network. Food and beverages are available for sale at the recently restored WWII mess hall.
Re-enactors from the 261st Coastal Artillery and other units will be available for formal sketching from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Additional informal sketching will be available throughout the day until 4 p.m.
A fee of $25 gains artists admission to the sketching event and an option to enter one to five sketches relating to the open house event or Fort Miles Museum displays. The entry fee includes a free tour of Battery 519 at Fort Miles for the artist and one guest.
Artists can select from one of three contest categories: professional, amateur and student. Lewes artist Paul Rendel will select all final entries and act as the judge for prizes to be awarded in each category.
For more, visit fortmilesha.org/sketching.