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Casino Night at the Pillars, June 1st!

Join us on June 1, from 5 – 10:30 pm for a lavish evening of Las Vegas style gaming!  Dinner and live entertainment by Ann Mitchell Jazz is included in this 1950′s style exclusive event, with tickets limited to only 100 guests.  Gaming chips to be cashed in for raffle tickets for a chance to [...]

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Installation of Walkway Scheduled for Spring 2012

The Memorial Walkway at the Oak Orchard Lighthouse site is expected to be installed this spring.  As of this date (Jan. 31)  Bid Packages are being sent out to prospective contractors.  If you know a landscaper or mason who may be interested in bidding on the package, please have them contact Peg at 585-682-4552 or [...]

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American Public Works Association Honors Oak Orchard Lighthouse Project

The Oak Orchard Lighthouse Historic Restoration Project was honored by the American Public Works Association’s Genesee Valley Branch at a dinner in Rochester, NY, on February 3rd. The APWA Projects of the Year Awards recognize outstanding achievements in completion of a public works project. The Orleans County contingent was represented at the dinner by Oak [...]

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Oak Orchard Lighthouse on Great Lakes Seaway Trail

It’s official! The Oak Orchard Lighthouse is now a destination on the Great Lakes Seaway Trail. After 8 years of fund-raising and promotion, the full scale historic replica of the lighthouse that once graced the mouth of the Oak Orchard Harbor at Point Breeze in Orleans County has been completed. Since the June 2010 completion [...]

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Oak Orchard Lighthouse Museum Committee is Awarded an Important Grant

The Oak Orchard Lighthouse Museum Committee is very pleased to announce they have been awarded a an important and critical grant that will enable reconstruction to begin of the Oak Orchard Lighthouse at Point Breeze, Oak Orchard Harbor, Orleans County. The $85,000 Environmental Protection Fund award matches local funds raised by the committee for the [...]

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The Oak Orchard Lighthouse Museum Receives a Committed Grant of $25,000!

The Oak Orchard Lighthouse Museum is pleased to announce the support of Senator Maziarz in their quest to rebuild history with the construction of the Oak Orchard Lighthouse at Point Breeze in Carlton. A grant of $25,000 has been committed for the project, expected to break ground in 2007. The project, which was initiated in [...]

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Oak Orchard Lighthouse Museum Hires Chatfield Engineers

The Oak Orchard Lighthouse project is making great progress, with the recent hiring of Chatfield Engineers, of Greece, New York. The committee met with Chatfield and representatives of New York State Office of Parks and Recreation and Orleans County on Monday, April 10 at the Albion Visitor Center to firm up the agreement. Chatfield will [...]

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Oak Orchard Lighthouse Museum Attains Not-For-Profit Status

After nine long months of waiting to hear on their application to the IRS for Not-For-Profit status, the Oak Orchard Lighthouse Museum is now a 501c3 organization. With this designation, donations to the museum are now fully tax-deductible for the donor. This is a giant step for the museum, which started with a few interested [...]

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We’ve been Featured in the Jan.-Feb. 2005 Issue of Lighthouse Digest!

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Oak Orchard Lighthouse Museum Charter is Granted

The Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York voted to grant a provisional charter to the Oak Orchard Lighthouse Museum on November 5th, 2004. This is great news for the community, as well as the grass-roots organization that has been working diligently on the project. The purpose of the Oak [...]

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