Elk Rapids District Library

Ladies of the Lights

Ladies of the Lights
They were women before their time, taking on the romantic, yet dangerous and physically demanding job of tending to the beacons that protected the shoreline. In all, some 40 women have been identified who excelled in this profession over the years — dating back as early as the 1840s and as recent as present day. Nearly 70 images of keepers, their families and their lights make up this presentation. The program includes readings from newspapers and autobiographies, as well as handouts including the list of featured ladies and additional reading references for attendees. Several of these women are featured in the book "Michigan's Haunted Lighthouses" - from The History Press / Arcadia Publishing, written by the presenter and author Dianna Stampfler. Following the presentation, a book sale / signing will be offered. The book is $20 cash or $21.19 credit charge.
  • Ladies of the Lights
  • 2020-03-12T18:00:00-04:00
  • 2020-03-12T19:30:00-04:00
  • They were women before their time, taking on the romantic, yet dangerous and physically demanding job of tending to the beacons that protected the shoreline. In all, some 40 women have been identified who excelled in this profession over the years — dating back as early as the 1840s and as recent as present day. Nearly 70 images of keepers, their families and their lights make up this presentation. The program includes readings from newspapers and autobiographies, as well as handouts including the list of featured ladies and additional reading references for attendees. Several of these women are featured in the book "Michigan's Haunted Lighthouses" - from The History Press / Arcadia Publishing, written by the presenter and author Dianna Stampfler. Following the presentation, a book sale / signing will be offered. The book is $20 cash or $21.19 credit charge.
  • When Mar 12, 2020 from 06:00 PM to 07:30 PM (US/Eastern / UTC-400)
  • Where ERDL Meeting Room
  • Contact Name
  • Contact Phone 231-264-9979
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