The Old Lighthouse Museum Events

Special First Friday Event, Coast Guard Day, July 6,2018

On Coast Guard Day, there will be special guests and displays. Hours are 11:00am to 8:00pm CST with free admission.

Old Lighthouse Museum 45th Anniversary Celebration July 21 & 22,2018

July 21,2018

  • 9:00 am to Noon - WEFM Live Radio Broadcast
  • 10:00 am - Ribbon Cutting Cermony for the first phase of the exterior restoration project
  • 10:30 am - Presentation of the Honorary Life Trustee Award to Mr. Fred Devries
  • 11:00 am - 103rd Anniversary Memorial of the Eastland Disaster - The United States Coast Guard will place a memorial wreath in Trail Creek. Father Lev of Holy Trinity Orthodox Church will lead the memorial service. Our special guest speaker is author Patricia Sutton who recently published Capsized! The Forgotten Story of the S.S. Eastland Disaster. Patricia will be signing copies of her book immediately following the Memorial Service.
  • 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm - Admission to the museum will be free until closing. Groups of 10 or more need to schedule a tour. See the Tour page for further information

July 22, 2018

  • 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm - Admission to the museum will be free until closing. Groups of 10 or more need to schedule a tour. See the Tour page for further information

The Old Lighthouse Museum Exterior Restoration

Mihm Enterprises, an award winning restoration and renovation specialist, has started a much needed exterior restoration of The Old Lighthouse Museum.

Mihm have offices in Hamilton, Michigan and in Fort Pierce, Florida. They have extensive experience in lighthouse restoration.

The work will extend thru the end of the year and will be finished spring 2018.

Pictures of the restoration

First Friday's at the Old Lighthouse Museum

The Old Lighthouse Museum and gift shop will be open on every first Friday of the month from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM CST weather permitting. Visit our Facebook page for updates. Come and visit The Old Lighthouse Museum and gift shop. In the museum's ships store: miniture lighthouse models, great selection of museum clothing, stunning photographs, books, ornaments and miscellaneous museum collectables. No admission fee during First Friday Events.

Looking to volunteer

If you were Docent and haven't signed up for 2018 or if you would like to find out more information about becoming a volunteer Docent at the Old Lighthouse Museum, please call Karen at (219) 879-6133.

The Old Lighthouse Museum
Michigan City Historical Society, Inc.
P.O. Box 512
Michigan City, IN 46361
(219) 872-6133
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Updated July 1, 2018

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