"It is the duty of every good
citizen to use all the opportunities which occur to him, for preserving
documents relating to the history of our country."
-- Thomas Jefferson
American Lighthouse Foundation & Maine
Lighthouse Museum Formed one of the Largest Lighthouse Museums in the United States...
Sometimes joining forces to attain greater strength in numbers and access to
more resources in conserving our nation’s rich lighthouse heritage simply
makes the most sense.
Such was the case when the American Lighthouse Foundation (ALF) consolidated
the artifact collection of the Museum of Lighthouse History, formerly of
Wells, Maine, within the collections of the Maine Lighthouse Museum (MLM) in
Rockland, Maine during spring 2007.
The consolidation was completed on April 19, 2007, with a fine
representation of each collection placed on exhibit and opened to the
general public for visitation two weeks later on May 5, 2007.
The consolidation of the ALF & MLM collections created one of the largest
lighthouse museums in the United States, thanks to the efforts of the late
Ken Black who founded the Maine Lighthouse Museum, and the American
Lighthouse Foundation and its founding president Timothy Harrison, who spearheaded
the creation of the former Museum of Lighthouse History.