Historic Dolle’s sign returns to the western side of the Rehoboth Beach History Museum

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More than 250 donors contributed more than $35,000 to help bring the sign to the museum.

REHOBOTH BEACH (DE) BY DIGITAL STAFF: The historic and iconic beloved Dolles sign will return to Rehoboth Beach after all thanks to the help of the Rehoboth Beach Historical Society and the City of Rehoboth who the sign was originally donated to.

City officials say the the sign will be installed on the western side of the Rehoboth Beach History Museum at 511 Rehoboth Avenue and is scheduled for Wednesday, June 29. Rogers Sign Co. of Milton is installing the sign.

With the movement of the iconic sign comes some temporarily closures, the city says. The bike path behind the museum will be closed during installation, which is expected to begin around 7 am. The city’s canal dock also will be closed during installation.

“The Dolle’s sign has been a Rehoboth Beach icon for decades,” says Mayor Stan Mills. “And while change may be inevitable, it will be wonderful to have an old, familiar friend welcoming people as they enter Rehoboth Beach. I’m so pleased that the Rehoboth Beach History Museum stepped up to preserve this rather large piece of Rehoboth-cana and has found a highly visible, distinctive way to display the sign.”

“The Dolle’s sign is an iconic symbol of Rehoboth Beach,” says Nancy Alexander, director of the Rehoboth Beach Historical Society and Museum. “The historical society is grateful to Tom Ibach for donating it to the society, and we are grateful to the City of Rehoboth Beach for cooperating with us in having the sign mounted on the museum building.

“The Dolle’s sign represents many happy memories for people who visit the city,” she adds. “Whether it is their first visit or one of many over the years, the sign is a symbol to so many people that vacation has begun.”  

More than 250 donors contributed more than $35,000 to help bring the sign to the museum.

The museum will host a brief ceremony, which is open to the public, at 3:30 pm to welcome the sign to its new location. Following brief remarks, attendees will be invited to come inside to view other signs in the museum’s collection, including one recently acquired from Nicola Pizza as well as signs from Gus & Gus, the Miss Delaware Pageant, and the former Front Page restaurant, among others.

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