Nothing epitomizes American history quite like lighthouses. And now that summer is on the horizon, and (I type that with near-giddy pleasure), those same structures conjure up images of summertime beauty and oceanfront peace to a community of warmth-starved citizens.
On Wednesday, May 21st, at 7:30 PM, The Friends of the Cranford Public Library are hosting Kevin Woyce, author of Hudson River Lighthouses and History , Jersey Shore History & Facts, and New Jersey State Parks: History and Facts, among others. Woyce will discuss the history of lighthouses, from the ancient Pharaohs of Alexandria (seriously?) to the present day. The program will feature original photography of picturesque lighthouses from along the Atlantic Coast, the Hudson River, the Long Island Sound, and the Great Lakes, as well as vintage images of historic and vanished lights.
Admission is free and all lighthouse enthusiasts are welcome to attend. It’s a great way to get ourselves ready for the coming beach-season, and to learn a little bit about an important part of our nation’s history. Come on out and expand your horizons, and impress your fellow beach-goers with your lighthouse knowledge this summer!