Lighthouse Exhibits Opening Reception

Published by Heritage Museum

Thursday 14th of June 2018

The Heritage Museum & Cultural Center

Join us as we celebrate the launch of new lighthouse exhibitions on the pier and at the Heritage Museum!

5:00 - 7:30pm – Refreshments served, Museum Exhibits open. Door Prize drawing at 6:30pm for a KitchenAid Artisan Stand Mixer! 

6:30pm – Speaker and Book Signing: Pilot/ Photographer John L. Wagner. Using a set of skills learned over 9,000 hours of flying and 40 years in the aviation industry, John Wagner photographed over 100 Michigan lighthouses while flying his own Cessna 172 airplane. Starting in 1986, the project took six and a half years and resulted in a self-published 11x14" tabletop book in 1993. In this program, he discusses his airplane, flying, and composition techniques, the camera equipment used, and the publishing process. 

Free Admission. Sponsored by the Twin City Camera Club and Candlewood Suites St. Joseph/Benton Harbor. Mr. Wagner's photography book will be available for purchase at a special rate of $50 until June 15 (regularly $65).

The new exhibit on the pier (see St. Joe Lighthouse Tours for open hours) was made possible in part by a grant from the Michigan Humanities Council, an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, by a grant from the Berrien Community Foundation, and a gift from Entergy - Palisades Power Plant.