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Sep 11 2017

North Shore hopes to ‘light’ the Tchefuncte Lighthouse back up

The Tchefuncte River Lighthouse has been a beacon on the North Shore long before Brad Pitt and the Curious Case of Benjamin Button put it on the map. It’s steeped in history and has survived storm after storm. Two millenniums ago, Native Americans fished the waters of the Tchefuncte at the high spot where the lighthouse now stands. It and the tender marsh surrounding it have withstood nature, vandalism, and coastal erosion. The lighthouse, which is on the National Historic Register, is closed for repair right now.
John Ammerman, Director Emeritus and past president of the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Maritime Museum, is asking for the community’s help in bringing it back to light.
“The plans are completed. We are shovel ready and are working to raise the necessary funds. Those who want to support this effort should come out for the Wooden Boat Festival Oct. 15, (a major fundraiser for the lighthouse) and consider making donations through GoFundMe,” Ammerman said.

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Sep 06 2017

Florida and Texas Residents

Our thoughts and prayers go out to our friends in Florida and Texas. We empathize with those families who have been displaced as a result of Hurricane Irma and Harvey.

For those of you who have evacuated to Louisiana, The Lake Pontchartrain Basin Maritime Museum is offering free admission and a museum t-shirt (while supplies last), with a valid Florida or Texas ID, now through October 11, 2017.


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Jul 26 2017

LPBMM is a Blue Star Museum

Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to the nation’s active duty military personnel including National Guard and Reserve and their families from Memorial Day, May 29, through Labor Day, September 4, 2017.

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