Come Celebrate 140 Years
The Currituck Beach Lighthouse and the Outer Banks Conservationists invite you to celebrate 140 years of light with them on Tuesday, December 1, 2015.
The lighthouse was the last of the great brick towers built on the North Carolina coast. Its first order Fresnel lens was first illuminated on December 1, 1875, lighting the "dark space" between Cape Henry and Bodie Island lighthouses.
To commemorate the event you are invited to any/all of the three free events on Tuesday, December 1, 2015:
· Enjoy a presentation at 11am at the Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education (next door to the south) by Site Manager, Meghan Agresto, about the lighthouse, its construction, its keepers, illuminants, the still operating First Order Fresnel lens, and the story of 140 years of almost-uninterrupted illumination.
· CLIMB of the tower’s 220 steps between 12-4pm and enjoy a peek into the lens room, which is usually closed to the public.
· Gather on the grounds of the lighthouse weather permitting, at 4:20pm to WATCH the lens light up the next 140 years.! Enjoy some birthday treats with us.!
The Currituck Beach Light Station is located in Corolla, on the left after the 11-mile marker, just to the north of the Currituck Heritage Park.
You can also commemorate the tower’s 140th year with a season pass for unlimited climbs, available for purchase for individuals and families, which also includes unlimited visits to Island Farm on Roanoke Island.
Please come! Feel free to invite/bring friends!