October 2009: Cape Lookout Lighthouse 150th Anniversary Juried Art & Photography Exhibition hosted at the Core Sound Waterfowl Museum and Heritage Center on Harkers Island.
On exhibit will be paintings and photos of the Cape Lookout Lighthouse.
A separate children's exhibition will feature art work from the local schools.
Exhibition dates are October 10 - November 1, 2009.
Are you an artist or photographer who would like to have your work shown at this juried event? See the elegibility requirements and artwork criteria in the attached event application.
October 10, 2009: Saturday at the Lighthouse
150th Celebration events and 150 years of Service Ceremony program (pdf, 49 kb)
10:00 AM -- Activities begin at the lighthouse
- Music on Keepers' Quarters porch
- Children's programs
- A US Coast Guard boat at the dock for visiting
- A book signing
- The Cape Lookout Post Office will be temporarily re-opened.
1:00 PM Special Program to recognize the Lighthouse Keepers, their descendants, and others
2:00 PM Lighthouse Birthday Cake is served (open to all)
3:00 PM End of Day
NOTE: In case of rain or high winds -- event will be held at the Core Sound Waterfowl Museum and Heritage Center located on Harkers Island.
To reach the lighthouse requires a boat ride, either your own or on a ferry. The list of ferry operators is available here.
November 1, 2009 -- Sunday -- Shell Point on Harkers Island
5:00 PM Ceremonial re-lighting of the Cape Lookout Lighthouse.