Volunteer keepers needed for Marblehead Lighthouse and Museum

If you love Ohio history and enjoy an afternoon along Lake Erie, consider volunteering next year at the Marblehead Lighthouse State Park.  

Built in 1821, Marblehead Lighthouse is the oldest in continuous operation on any of the Great Lakes. More than 45,000 visitors tour the lighthouse and museum annually. The facilities are jointly managed by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources and the Marblehead Lighthouse Historical Society.

Volunteers typically assist for four hours a week during June, July and August and come from many different places in Ohio. Most join us once each week. Others volunteer just a few times during the season. 

There are a variety of volunteer activities available including historical interpretation at the lighthouse, working in the gift shop or interacting with guests at the museum. Training is provided prior to volunteering. You are not required to climb the lighthouse although many volunteers consider that duty the best part of their day. 

The Marblehead Lighthouse and Keeper’s House Museum is open six afternoons each week during June, July and August and on the second Saturday each month from June until October. The last day the lighthouse and museum will be open during 2013 is October 12 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. for Lighthouse Festival.

To learn more about volunteering, contact East Harbor State Park at 419-734-4424 ext. 2.

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