National Lighthouse Museum and Center Proposed
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE...........................................June
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12178 Preston Drive
Lusby, MD 20685
The major lighthouse preservation groups in
the United States held a two day retreat near Washington, D.C.
on March 21-22, 1997, to discuss the feasibility of creating a
National Lighthouse Center and Museum.
The mission of the National Lighthouse Center and Museum is
to broaden the public's appreciation and understanding of, and
preservation of, America's Lighthouse Heritage. To accomplish
this mission the Center will:
- Create a National Lighthouse Museum which collects, researches
and interprets lighthouse history and technology.
- Create an archive and foster research of American lighthouse
- Serve as a contact point for public inquiry/assistance using
state of the art communication.
- Celebrate America's lighthouse heritage through educational
programs, publications, films, festivals, living history, lighthouse
trails, conferences, and other such offerings.
- Support existing and future lighthouse museums, organizations
- Establish partnerships with other organizations to attain
A separate but significant outgrowth of this meeting was the
formation of the American Lighthouse Coordinating Committee (ALCC).
The purpose of this group is maintain communication between lighthouse
groups and serve as a focal point for advocacy within the field.
It is envisioned ALCC will meet at least once a year, and be hosted
by individual lighthouse groups on a rotating basis throughout
the United States.