Lorain Lighthouse 100th Anniversary Celebration

Lorain Public Library System Is Joining Their Celebration Via Events And A Booklet Release

6/9/2017 -- Called the "Jewel of the Port®," the Lorain Lighthouse has become the beautiful icon of Lorain, and serves as a reminder of the city’s Lake Erie shipping history.

 

The Lorain Lighthouse has reached its 100th anniversary this year, and we’re joining in the celebration!

 

Lorain Public Library System (LPLS) is partnering with the Lorain Lighthouse Foundation, Inc. and the Lorain Historical Society to celebrate the milestone this summer.

 

LPLS’s Public Services Coordinator Valerie Smith will be talking about the history of the Lorain Lighthouse at two events. See them below.

 

“We are proud to be partners in the celebration of such an important event,” Valerie Smith said.

 

 

 

 

Plus, also marking the milestone is the release of a new children's book, Tyler the Fish Visits the Lorain Lighthouse, written  especially to commemorate this anniversary.  The author Meaghan Fisher will present her book. See events below. 

 

 

Booklet

Working with the Lorain Lighthouse Foundation, Inc., LPLS's Public Services Coordinator Valerie Smith has compiled the lighthouse’s history for publication in a booklet titled The History of the Lorain Lighthouse (1917 – 2017). Copies of the booklet will be published and available for public viewing soon. The cover of the booklet will feature a drawing of the Lorain Lighthouse by artist Mary Kiska Harkascz.

 

 

 

 

  

 

Events

Celebrating The 100th Anniversary of the Lorain Lighthouse – A Lunchtime Local History Program
-Wednesday, June 28 at noon
-At Lorain Public Library System’s Main Library, 351 W. Sixth Street, Lorain
2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the completion of the Lorain Lighthouse. Lorain Public Library System’s Public Services Coordinator Valerie Smith will share stories and facts about the iconic lighthouse associated with the city's history. Light refreshments will be served. Attendees will be given one complimentary copy of The History of the Lorain Lighthouse (1917 – 2017) during the program. Additional copies will be sold for $3 while supplies last. You can also get copies through the Lorain Lighthouse Foundation, and the Lorain Historical Society.
Preregistration is required to attend this free event by calling the Main Library at 440-244-1192 or online at LorainPublicLibrary.org/Events.


Ohio Historical Marker Dedication
-Friday, June 30 at 11 a.m.
-At The Mile-long Pier in Lorain, located North of the Jackalope Lakeside Restaurant, 301 Lakeside Ave, Lorain
Come witness the Ohio Historical Maker dedication ceremony of the Lorain Lighthouse at the Mile-long Pier.  Lorain City Mayor Chase Ritenauer is expected to give a proclamation.


Lorain Lighthouse History Talk and Lighthouse Models Presentation
-Friday, June 30 from 7 to 8 p.m., doors open at 6:30 p.m.
-Admission is a $5 donation
-At Lorain Historical Society’s Carnegie Center, 329 W. 10th St, Lorain
Lorain Public Library System’s Public Services Coordinator Valerie Smith will talk about the importance of the Lorain Lighthouse to the history of Lorain. Plus, Dave Kramer, a longtime Lorain Lighthouse volunteer, will display his scale models of numerous lighthouses. These scale models will also be available for viewing throughout the summer at the Carnegie Center. For more information on this event, visit the Lorain Historical Society website here. 

 

The Lorain Lighthouse is also offering “Sunset, Four Course Wine Dinners” with a brief tour of the lighthouse, and other tours this summer. For more information, visit their website at LorainLighthouse.com

 

 

 

Children's Book Event 

Tyler the Fish Visits the Lorain Lighthouse

 

Author Meaghan Fisher will share her new picture book, Tyler the Fish Visits the Lorain Lighthouse, in two of our libraries and at the Carnegie Center to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the Lorain Lighthouse. 

• Tuesday, June 13 from 6 to 6:45 p.m.
South Lorain Branch Library, 2121 Homewood Drive, Lorain
Preregistration is required online or by calling the South Lorain Branch at 277-5672.

 

• Wednesday, June 14 from 3 to 3:45 p.m.
Main Library, 351 W. Sixth Street, Lorain
Preregistration is required online or by calling the Main Library at (440) 244-1192.

 

• Wednesday, June 14 from 6 to 8 p.m.
Lorain Historical Society’s Carnegie Center, 329 W. 10th St, Lorain