Monday, February 23, 2015

Organization of the Week: The Friends of Concord Point Lighthouse

Every Monday, I highlight a non-profit related to history or the arts, a historical society, preservation group or friends group whose main objective is to promote the historical and artistic history of New Jersey and beyond.

This week, I am featuring The Friends of Concord Point Lighthouse. Founded in 1979, the organization dedicated itself to the preservation and promotion of the historic Concord Point Lighthouse and Keeper's Dwelling in Havre de Grace, Maryland. The lighthouse had been decommissioned in 1977 and given to the city of Havre de Grace. It fell into disrepair and was subject to vandalism and theft prior to the organization taking over. Since 1979, the Friends have worked to restore and maintain the lighthouse, the surrounding grounds, and the two-story keeper's dwelling across the street. The restored keeper's dwelling houses exhibits and meeting/office space for the organization which opens the lighthouse seasonally from April through October.

The Friends of Concord Point Lighthouse rely on memberships, fundraising, and countless volunteers to continue its mission. For more information on programs and special events hosted by the Friends of Concord Point Lighthouse or to become a member or volunteer, please call 410-939-3213 or visit

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