August 7th is National Lighthouse Day and the Maritime Museum recognizes the importance of lighthouses, especially to boaters on the Tchefuncte River. Built in 1837 by the U.S. Lighthouse Service, and rebuilt in 1867 after it was damaged by the Civil War, the Tchefuncte River Lighthouse stands 43 feet tall and proudly celebrates its 175th birthday. Though our light house is no longer accessible by land, join the staff of the Maritime Museum Tuesday, August 7th, from 10:00am -5:00 pm as we celebrate with free admission to the museum. We realize that this will be the last day before school begins for students, and the LPBMM would like to recognize teachers with a special gift. Show your faculty ID and receive a John Akers Tchefuncte River Lighthouse Station poster and two (2) passes for free admission to the museum at a future date. Mark your calendar, August 7, 2012, and celebrate National Lighthouse Day with us.