Milton Historical Society: "The Waterman's Daughter"

07/30/2017 at 07:00 PM
Location: Milton Theatre
Address: 110 Union Street
Milton, DE 19968

For Immediate Release 


Milton Historical Society

P.O. Box 112

Milton, DE 19968




Dr. Kimberly Fabbri




The Milton Historical Society presents: “The Waterman’s Daughter”


The Milton Historical Society is pleased to announce a partnership with the Milton Theatre to present “The Waterman’s Daughter.” This play is presented on Sunday, July 30 at 7 pm.


This one-woman musical drama focuses in on the life of an unconventional and original woman named Lilyan Stratton Corbin. She was an author, actress, and philanthropist who grew up in the remote town of Cris-eld, MD, during the Chesapeake Bay Oyster boom in the late 1800s. After running away from home at age 16, in 1898, Lilyan went from the stage, to the screen, to the page, and later became the namesake for the Cris-eld library. She was a self made success and most known for her stage role in The Virginian (which toured the USA several times), her marriage to the silent -lm star Frank Campeau, their famous divorce, and her books Reno, Homing, The Wife’s Lessons, and the Feminine Philosophy. Lilyans’ unique character will be brought to life through the lens of a musical storytelling sister name Rose (featuring 7 new original songs) who stayed in their hometown of Cris-eld and exchanged letters with her sister.


The Milton Theare is located at 110 Union Street in downtown Milton. Doors open at 6 pm. Tickets are $10-$15; 25% of the ticket price benefits the Milton Historical Society.  To purchase, please go to:


We look forward to seeing you on July 30!