News & Updates
Sunday, April 26, 2020
Matthew McDonnell Connor, the Educational Coordinator for the National Lighthouse Museum has submitted the following article regarding the history of quarantine in New York. Click on the link to read this most interesting and timely article. Quarantine In New York
Wednesday, March 6, 2019
The Forgotten Borough’s Forgotten Industry: The History Of Lighthouses On Staten Island
In our digital age, lighthouses are perhaps known better for providing Instagram content from a New England getaway than for their original function. But behind those picturesque vistas lies a piece of American history that was essential to the founding of the new nation. Today there are 400 active lighthouses in the U.S., and New York City has its own unique history as a center for the luminous navigational beacons. Read more here.
Wednesday, March 6, 2019
City to construct statue of late lighthouse keeper Katherine Walker at Ferry landing
STATEN ISLAND — New York City will construct a statue of the late Robbins Reef Lighthouse keeper Katherine Walker at the Staten Island Ferry landing.
The construction, announced by First Lady Chirlane McCray and former Deputy Mayor Alicia Glen on Wednesday, is part of the city’s push to honor women who have helped shape New York City, as well as address the lack of female statues in public places. Read more here.
Monday, December 17, 2018:
Drs. Patricia and Loren Graham have donated their extensive collection of lighthouse prints to the National Lighthouse Museum. Read about it here: Donated Lighthouse Prints
Saturday, June 17, 2017:
Nearly 150 lighthouse enthusiasts joined our Second Annual Sunset Cruise. The changing weather gave us a good opportunity to see, and hear, why lighthouses are so important in foggy weather, not just looking beautiful in good weather. We were able to see the lights in operation, guiding the way around obstructions to safety.
Captain John detoured to give us nice views of the South Street Seaport, and the lightship Ambrose, the Brooklyn Bridge, then a nice sunset as we passed the Statue of Liberty.
Our next big event will be a repeat of the popular Circumnavigation of Staten Island tour, Sunday July 16, leaving from Pier One, outside the National Lighthouse Museum.
Mark your calendar for Lighthouse & Lightship Recognition Weekend, August 4th to 6th!
The Museum will be closed Independence Day, Tuesday, July 4th.
Sunday, June 25, 2017:
That wasn’t all!
But wait! There’s more!
Learn more about City of Water Day here: City of Water Day
We’d love for you to visit!