Local preservation society illuminates history of Nottawasaga Lighthouse in Museum’s newest exhibit and upcoming event

August 16, 2022
Nottawasaga Lighthouse

The Collingwood Museum is pleased to announce the return of its popular Community Collector series! The newest installment features a collection of priceless artifacts on loan from the Nottawasaga Lighthouse’s local champions, the Nottawasaga Lighthouse Preservation Society (NLPS).

A kerosene oil lamp, a handheld foghorn, and a gargoyle replica bring the story of Collingwood’s Imperial lighthouse to life, showcasing the lighthouse’s architectural significance as well as a glimpse into responsibilities of the structure’s many keepers. Through archival ledgers, letters, and photographs, the vital function of the Nottawasaga Island Lighthouse and its keepers is explored. This special exhibit will be on display until the end of October 2022.

The new exhibit will be paired with the Museum’s popular Community Collectors’ Night on Wednesday, August 24 at 7:00 p.m.  The event will feature a short presentation by Robert Square, NLPS Vice-Chair, on current preservation efforts and an information meet and greet with NLPS members, museum staff and community members.

The Nottawasaga Lighthouse Preservation Society is a volunteer-run, not-for-profit organization formed in 2015 dedicated to the restoration, preservation and protection of the historic Nottawasaga Lighthouse.

The Community Collectors series pairs Museum staff working with community collectors to showcase private collections in a designated case by the Collingwood Museum’s west entrance. If you’re interested in learning more about this opportunity, please contact museum staff.

Visit the Collingwood Museum’s website www.collingwood.ca/museum for full details on this exhibit and other museum activities.

For more information, contact:

Christa Carter
Manager, Public Relations & Communications
T. 705-445-1030 Ext. 3274

Lindsay Cook
Museum Coordinator
T. 705-445-4811 Ext. 7221