The New York State Council of the Arts and Greater Hudson Heritage Network Grant Program now offer three opportunities for collecting institutions in New York State including Conservation Treatment Grants, Preservation Supplies Grants, and Site Assessment Grants. [Read more…] about Conservation Grant Awardees Announced
National Lighthouse Museum
The National Lighthouse Museum on Staten Island has announced “The East River and Long Island Sound Boat Tour,” featuring many of New York City’s most fascinating and noteworthy historical sites, set for Sunday, July 9th. [Read more…] about East River and Long Island Sound Boat Tour
The National Lighthouse Museum on Staten Island will host “Our American Lighthouses: 300 Years of Shining Brightly,” a program by lighthouse author and historian John T. (Jack) Graham on Sunday, June 11th. [Read more…] about 300 Years of American Lighthouses
The National Lighthouse Museum has announced the “Great Staten Island Lighthouse Hunt,” set for Sunday, May 21st from 10 am to 4 pm. [Read more…] about Great Staten Island Lighthouse Hunt
Living Breakwaters is a coastal green infrastructure project consisting of 2,400 linear feet of near-shore breakwaters — partially submerged structures built of stone and ecologically-enhanced concrete – currently being constructed off the southern coast of Staten Island.
The breakwaters are designed to reduce the impact of climate-intensified weather events on the low-lying coastal community of Tottenville, which experienced some of the most damaging waves in the region and tragic loss of life during Superstorm Sandy in 2012. [Read more…] about Coastal Green Infrastructure: The Staten Island Living Breakwaters Project
The Eddystone lighthouse was first erected in the late 1600s and was the first lighthouse in the world to be constructed on an ocean reef. Built before the time of mechanized vessels and power tools, 26 miles south of Plymouth, England, the first structure was replaced by a larger one after a year. That structure would be replaced three more times.
The National Lighthouse Museum will host “The History of the Eddystone Lighthouse,” a program by Wayne Wheeler set for Sunday, March 13th. [Read more…] about History of the Eddystone Lighthouse
Roc-A-Natural and Staten Island Black Heritage in collaboration with National Lighthouse Museum will host “Keeping The Light: Black Lighthouse Keepers,” a program on the life of Harriet Tubman, set for Sunday, February 27th.
In this program, Award-Winning Actress Christine Dixon will portray Harriet Tubman, and tell the story of how she brought hundreds of enslaved people – including her own family – to freedom. She will also tell the story of Richard Etheridge, the first African American keeper of the United States Life Saving Service and stories of Sandy Ground’s oystermen. A Q&A session will follow the presentation [Read more…] about Black Lighthouse Keepers (Virtual Event)
The National Lighthouse Museum new exhibit, “Lighthouses of Great Britain: A Rare Exhibit of Antique Prints,” curated by Danielle Mann and featuring a selection of antique prints of lighthouses from Great Britain, past and present, is on display through Sunday, March 13th. [Read more…] about Lighthouses of Great Britain: A Rare Exhibit in Staten Island
Ship pilots safely navigate marine vessels into or out of harbors. They specialize in the knowledge of weather, tides, water depths, local winds, currents and marine traffic to safely navigate a ship or vessel.
The National Lighthouse Museum in Staten Island will host “Pilot Ships in New York,” a virtual presentation by Captain Joe Ahlstrom, on Sunday, November 14th. [Read more…] about Pilot Ships in NY Harbor (Virtual Presentation)
The National Lighthouse Museum in Staten Island has announced “Lightships in New York Harbor,” a discussion of the history of lightships in New York Harbor by Jenelle Piche on Sunday, July 11th. [Read more…] about Lightships in New York Harbor Presentation July 11th