Open Tower Day VIP Training

Open Tower Day is coming this Friday, November 15. Procedures for Open Tower Day are changing. To accommodate this, approximately 25 volunteers attended training on Friday evening, November 8. Ranger Julieanne introduced the new method of using tickets for Open Tower Day along with guided 30 minute tours for groups of 10 visitors. After the initial training in the auditorium, volunteers then hiked up to … Continue reading Open Tower Day VIP Training

Volunteers in Period clothing for Open Tower Day

Open Tower Day – August 25, 2019

Open Tower Day was held on August 25, 2019. This is one of three days the tower is open to the public. This date corresponds with the birthday of the National Park Service. As always, on the birthday of the NPS, visitors are allowed into the park for free. This year, August 25 occurred on a Sunday, so not only was it a fee free … Continue reading Open Tower Day – August 25, 2019

VIPs Needed for Open Tower Day

Help celebrate the NPS Founder’s Day by volunteering to assist with Open Tower Day on August 25. Please sign up in Volgistics if you can help out. As a reminder, the Open Tower Days each year are: 22 March – Anniversary of the light being extinguished for the last time (1891) 25 August – National Park Service Founder’s Day 15 November – Anniversary of the light being … Continue reading VIPs Needed for Open Tower Day

Open Tower Day Postponed

Open Tower Day was scheduled for this Wednesday, 22 March. However, the forecast is calling for a 90% chance of rain, and it appears it may be pretty heavy. For safety reasons, and to protect our historic lighthouse, we will be postponing Open Tower Day to Wednesday, 19 April 2017.   However, visitors who come this Wednesday will still be able to participate in special activities. … Continue reading Open Tower Day Postponed

Great Founder’s Day!

Greetings VIPs! We had a marvelous observance of the National Park Service’s 98th birthday at the park today. The staff and volunteers did a phenomenal job handling the large crowds, ensuring that 573 visitors were able to safely view the lens and tower. We had a lot of good press (thanks Gerrie for sending out the teaser).  Many people watched the newscast this morning and … Continue reading Great Founder’s Day!