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Contact: Elizabeth Rogers, 631-687-4766
Contact: Dave Griese, 631-321-7028Patchogue, NY – The Fire Island Lighthouse Preservation Society will host photographer Audrey Tiernan this Sunday, August 6 to celebrate the unveiling of a new photographic display. The display includes Tiernans images from Bill Bleyer’s new book Fire Island Lighthouse: Long Island’s Welcoming Beacon, published with support from the Robert D. L. Gardiner Foundation. The event begins at 1:00 pm at the Fire Island Lighthouse Fresnel Lens Building.
“Gardiner Foundation grant funding made the book and this display possible,” said Fire Island Lighthouse Executive Director Dave Griese, “and Bill Bleyer and Audrey Tiernan made the book a success.”
Fire Island Lighthouse: Long Island’s Welcoming Beacon is authored by Bill Bleyer, an accomplished writer and historian whose other books include Sagamore Hill: Theodore Roosevelt's Summer White House and Long Island and the Civil War. The book is for sale at the Fire Island Lighthouse Keepers Quarters Museum Gift Shop.
The Fire Island Lighthouse offers exhibits, a nature trail, interpretive and curriculum-based programs. The lighthouse is operated by the Fire Island Lighthouse Preservation Society under a cooperative agreement with the National Park Service and is open Monday through Friday, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, and on weekends from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. The lighthouse is located on the west end of Fire Island National Seashore and is accessible year-round by car. Parking is available at Robert Moses State Park in parking field #5. For more information on visiting the lighthouse please visit www.nps.gov/FIIS or contact 631-661-4876.