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Ladies of the Lights: Michigan's Women Lighthouse Keepers

Join us at Andrew's on the Corner on Detroit's historic riverfront for a talk about the ladies who kept the lights on along Michigan's waterways.

Patricia Majher, editor of Michigan History magazine, will discuss the long, rich history of Michigan’s female lighthouse keepers, including two who served on the Detroit River. Patricia formerly served as assistant director/curator of the Michigan Women's Museum and Hall of Fame in Lansing. While at the women’s museum, she developed a popular exhibit on women lighthouse keepers and later expanded that material into a book called "Ladies of the Lights: Michigan Women in the U.S. Lighthouse Service."

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  • Diane

    For those who were inspired by this talk, you can apply to be a lightkeeper at Tawas Point. Application for 2014 can be downloaded at this link... http://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,4570,7-153-54463_18595_18614-195075--,00.html?source=govdelivery

    July 22, 2013

  • Mary L.

    Here is a link to Pte Aux Barques Lighthouse located in the thumb area. My husband and I camped there a couple years ago and is a very beautiful place to camp. Wish i could show you my pictures from there.
    http://www.pointeauxbarqueslighthouse.org/

    June 27, 2013

  • Nancy G.

    Very informative. I had no knowledge of women lighthouse keepers at all.

    June 27, 2013

  • Brigid

    Very informative!

    June 26, 2013

  • Mary L.

    Very informative and well prepared presentation.

    June 26, 2013

  • KATE

    Really enjoyed it.. Will be signing up for more...

    June 26, 2013

  • Kit K.

    The speaker was good and I enjoyed the topic.

    June 26, 2013

  • Marqueita H.

    Will be working. Dang it!

    June 26, 2013

  • Pamela R.

    Will this be offered again. Unfortunately something happened that will prevent me from attending

    June 26, 2013

  • amy elliott b.

    Some notes for tonight: Andrew's on the Corner is right next to Chene Park, which has been hosting a PACKED concert series this week. Tonight there's a jazz concert which we expect to be less insane than the B-52s (sorry, jazz), but you might still want to plan to get there a little early.

    The bar is on the corner of Atwater and Joseph Campau. They do have a lot - enter on Atwater. There may be some traffic control in the area - if you have any problems just say you're headed to Andrew's on the Corner for the history event and you should be good to go.

    Looking forward to seeing you all tonight!

    June 26, 2013

  • Susan H.

    Turns out I can't make it after all.

    June 26, 2013

  • Debbie

    Is there anyone from the St. Clair Shores area that is going and would like to car-pool? ; )

    June 25, 2013

  • Steven S.

    I'm a history junky and like the topic.

    June 23, 2013

  • Steven S.

    The subject matter is great and look forward to learning about both.

    June 23, 2013

  • Kathleen H.

    Ladies and lighthouses: what more could I ask for?

    June 22, 2013

  • Joseph S.

    Can't wait to finally be part of this experience!

    June 20, 2013

  • Debbie M.

    Should be an interesting discussion!

    June 11, 2013

  • Gloria K.

    I love lighthouses!

    June 11, 2013

  • Suzie M.

    Sounds like fun

    June 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    sounds like an awesome event. i'll be out of town, but have a blast.

    June 11, 2013

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