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Dedication of Descriptive Panel

The Board of the Oak Orchard Lighthouse Museum is conducting a Dedication Ceremony on Saturday, May 28, at 10 AM. In light of the many and varied contributions Gene and Joey Haines had made over the past several years, we will be dedicating the Descriptive Panel that was installed llast summer near the entrance to [...]

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Christmas Bricks

This is a reminder that we are still accepting orders for Walkway Bricks. In the past, many of our friends have purchased bricks to be given as Christmas Gifts to friends and family. A suitably engraved brick can be purchased for $75 and you can have up to three lines of engraving with 15 characters [...]

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Time for Light to be turned off.

One of our Lighthouse Keepers, Bruce Franklin, took care of making sure the light at the top of the Oak Orchard Lighthouse was off for the season. The U/ S. Coast Guard has issued us a permit to operate the light from April 1st until November 1st each year as a PATN (Private Aide To [...]

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2015 Museum Crawl

Last Fall we participated in the Inaugural Rt. 98 Museum Crawl and many folks ended up visiting our Lighthouse as well as the four other Museums involved. This year we hope to be bigger and better. Jeff Donahue, Director of the Holland Land Office Museum in Batavia, is spearheading the organization and has recruited several [...]

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International Lighthouse/Lightship Weekend – 8/15 – 16/2015

By Peg Wiley; The Oak Orchard Lighthouse and Orleans County Amateur Radio Club (OCARC) are partnering up again to participate in the International Lighthouse-Lightship Weekend on August 15-16, 8 am – 5 pm at the Orleans County Marine Park at the far north tip of Route 98 at Oak Orchard Harbor, Point Breeze. The event [...]

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Being A Lighthouse Docent

Being A Lighthouse Docent (Guide) – 8/2/15 It is always great to see the reactions of folks who come to visit the Oak Orchard Lighthouse. The younger visitors make a beeline for the ship’s ladder leading to the upper floors, wanting to go up to see out the top. Parents are usually attentive to make [...]

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Oak Orchard Lighthouse Closing for the season.

Our fourth season of greeting guests at the Oak Orchard Lighthouse (Replica) is drawing to a close. Those of us fortunate enough to serve as docents have enjoyed the experience of sharing the history of the Lighthouse, Point Breeze and the Bridges with visitors. We have welcomed people from all over the United States and [...]

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Rewarding

As President of the Oak Orchard Lighthouse Museum Board of Trustees, I am afforded the opportunity of acting as a docent at the Lighthouse when we are able to keep it open. It is such a joy to great families and tell them stories of the Lighthouse and lighthouse keeper. I would encourage anyone interested [...]

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Welcome to the Oak Orchard Lighthouse Blog

Welcome to the new Oak Orchard Lighthouse blog! We’ve recently updated our website to include several new features including this blog. The blog will be used to post newsworthy items as well as archive past items. The Board of Directors is especially grateful to Jamie Bragg for contributing her talents and skills for our initial [...]

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The Oak Orchard Lighthouse is Dedicated

The Oak Orchard Lighthouse was dedicated June 26, 2010. With several members of the community, OOLH Museum trustees and dignitaries on hand, the ribbon cutting ceremony was the highlight of the 7 year project. (Stay tuned for more details…)

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