Women Lighthouse Keepers

December 6, 2020 @ 2:00 pm
Ocean County Historical Society
(732) 341.1880

Celebrate yet one more important role women have played in our national and state history when you tune in to Ocean County Historical Society’s Zoom presentation. Mary Rasa, historian, former National Park interpreter, and former museum curator at Sandy Hook, will present her discoveries as she researched records and artifacts and did oral history interviews. You will learn about the U.S. Lighthouse Service from colonial days until when the Coast Guard took over in 1939, lighthouse technology and administrative history, and the second national paid position given to women in the U.S. beside that of clerk: lighthouse keeper. You will enjoy meeting several of the 140 courageous and hard-working official women keepers who enabled seafarers to navigate the U.S. shorelines more safely.

The Ocean County Historical Society remains closed out of an abundance of caution. Still, we are finding ways to continue our mission, “telling the stories of Ocean County”. In this spirit, we are proud to announce we will resume our popular lecture series online, using the free “Zoom” platform. Attending a Zoom talk is as simple as clicking the link we will send you via email a few days before the event. (You may wish to create a free Zoom account in advance, for the sake of ease, by visiting https://zoom.us/).

To register for a Zoom program, please e-mail us at oceancounty.history@verizon.net stating the date of the program(s) for which you are registering, your zip code, and the email address that we should use to send you instructions for accessing the program.