OSWEGO – The Oswego Lighthouse restoration project is well under way and you can show your support of this beloved icon on April 25, at the American Foundry.
“Love Our Lighthouse Day” will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and feature a lighthouse presentation, live and silent auctions, and bargain tables. Proceeds made during the event will benefit the restoration project.
“Love Our Lighthouse Day” is one piece of the ‘Love Our Lighthouse’ campaign, which has a goal to raise the necessary funds to complete the restoration project that has already begun of the West Pierhead Lighthouse.
“We’re really excited to involve the community in our restoration plans and let them know what is going on with the Oswego Lighthouse” said Mercedes Niess, executive director of the H. Lee White Maritime Museum. “This event will help raise money for the lighthouse so we’re hoping residents and visitors come out and show their support! The lighthouse is a momentous piece of Oswego that truly needs to be restored.”
Tickets are available now and day of event for $10, children 12 and under are free.
Refreshments will be available for purchase during the event.
There will be a silent auction the day of the event, as well as a live auction starting at noon.
Some featured items include a sterling silver Oswego lighthouse necklace, a telescope, extensive lighthouse collectibles, as well as an overnight stay at the Quality Inn with a $50 gift card to Steamers.
A presentation about the lighthouse’s plans, events and activities will begin at 11:30 a.m. from Niess.
The 2016 commemorative Oswego Lighthouse calendars will be on sale at the event.
The calendars are $20 and proceeds will go to the restoration project.
The calendars will also be for sale at community events like the upcoming Oswego International War of 1812 Symposium at the Lake Ontario Event and Conference Center April 17-19.
For more information on Love Our Lighthouse Day and how to donate auction items and buy tickets, please contact the H. Lee White Maritime Museum at (315) 342-0480 or visit hlwmm.org.
Be sure to like the official Oswego West Pierhead Lighthouse Facebook site at www.facebook.com/OswegoLH for updates and restoration progress.