One of my panels has been selected by the Fort Erie Museum and Cultural Heritage Advisory Committee for inclusion in their photo exhibit to be held in the atrium of the Town Hall from 11-13 August . The exhibit celebrates the 100th anniversary of the construction of the Point Abino lighthouse on the north shore of the eastern end of Lake Erie. What ceaselessly amazes me about this Great Lakes icon is that it was built during a horrendous world war in the midst of labour and financial shortages. Adding to the challenge was the fact that access along a private residential road was denied to the federal government and the building had to be erected by lighters out on the lake. Despite these difficulties, one of the cultural landmarks of south Niagara was created to the highest standards of the Greek Revival style. Good luck to all those connected with the exhibit!!
Further information on the exhibition is available here.
The panel will also be on display during the Fort Erie Heritage and Legacy Arts committee’s charity golf tournament at the Fort Erie golf course on August 20.