With the cold weather well behind us, the lighthouse and museum have been cleaned and special tours are now taking place.
The regular hours have been changed as there were more people waiting for the lighthouse to open, and not as many near closing time. The weekday hours are: noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday after Memorial Day through Friday before Labor Day; 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday evenings June through August; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. the second Saturday of each month May through October. The last tour to climb the lighthouse is 15 minutes before closing.
Many reliable docents are returning this year, along with a few new volunteers, but more docents are needed. All of the displays are well-marked and a Fast Fact Sheet is available to answer any questions that may be asked. New docents are always placed with returning workers, so it is an enjoyable way to spend a few hours. Call Jan at 419-569-0211 or Mary at 419-798-4877 to sign up.
All of the Memorial bricks that were ordered over the winter months are now in place in the circular walkway. There is a total of 535 inscribed bricks laid as of today. This area is very popular with visitors and locals to sit and enjoy the lake and lighthouse.
A nature and nautical sale is being planned for 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 14 on the museum property. Organizers are looking for any articles pertaining to nature, nautical and the lighthouse. To donate any items for this worthwhile cause, call Mary at 419-798-4877.
Tickets are on sale for a chance to win a unique, matted and framed picture of the Marblehead Lighthouse, handmade entirely from colored fine silk thread. The picture was donated by John and Carolyn Brichacek who own World Threads Gallery in New Carlisle, Ohio. The raffle will be held on Oct. 13 during the Lighthouse Festival. All proceeds will go toward the Lifesaving Station/Education Center Museum building fund.