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Public Input Wanted on the Future of Stonington’s Old Lighthouse

La Grua Center will host a public discussion on January 3 at 6 p.m.

How do we make Stonington’s Old Lighthouse more accessible to the public? How do we ensure its long-term preservation? How do we make the building safer for people and artifacts? These are just a few of the questions the Stonington Historical Society hopes to get public input on.

On January 3, the historical society will hold a public discussion on the future of Stonington’s Old Lighthouse at 6 p.m. at La Grua Center.

The iconic lighthouse is the oldest lighthouse museum in the country. Built in 1840, the Stonington Historical Society purchased the property in 1925. According to a press release from the Stonington Historical Society the museum is currently undergoing a historic preservation assessment with help from the Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation, the Eastern Connecticut Community Foundation, the Connecticut Humanities Councils and community members.

A committee was recently formed to review the challenges and issues concerning the building and its preservation. Stonington Historical Society President David Purvis will moderate the discussion on January 3 and museum consultant Guy Hermann will provide an illustrated overview of the museum’s needs.

The public is encouraged to attend the discussion on January 3 at 6 p.m. at La Grua Center, 32 Water St., in Stonington Borough.

Information provided in a press release.

G January 02, 2013 at 12:23 PM
Please correct the time here. The discussion is scheduled for 6 pm.
Bree Shirvell January 02, 2013 at 12:28 PM
Hi G, The discussion is listed several times for 6 p.m. Is that incorrect?

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