The Point Lookout Lighthouse Preservation Society (PLLPS), Inc. was formed to restore the Point Lookout Lighthouse Buildings to the 1927 time period and to educate the public on the rich history of the lighthouse. The PLLPS will provide volunteers for events that allow the public to access the lighthouse buildings and will collect donations from visitors. (Public access to the lighthouse complex is restricted by a locked fence, except during specific dates.) PLLPS is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization, and donations are tax deductible as permitted by law. If you use Amazon.com, please consider selecting us as the charity for their "Smile" program; instead of going to Amazon.com, you visit smile.amazon.com, and a donation is made to PLLPS for every purchase you make. On your first visit to smile.amazon.com, you will be asked to select a charity, which can be found using the keywords "Point Lookout Lighthouse". Please contact us if you have any questions about the Smile program. Thank you in advance for your support.
Please visit us on Saturday, April 4th at our next scheduled open house. We love having visitors- during our regularly scheduled events! Details at http://www.pllps.org/upcomingevents.shtml
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Point Lookout Lighthouse Break-in - January 4, 2015 @1:20 am
Update: Thank you to everyone who helped spread the word about the break-in. With your help, the two suspects have been identified and charged. A special thank you to Officer Kreider and the State of Maryland's Natural Resources Police(NRP) for their efforts and their very effective use of social media. NRP tweeted a still picture of the suspects, along with a link to the full video; this tweet was picked up far and wide, including WTOP all news radio, based in Washington, D.C. as well as local newspapers, which gave the story a lot of exposure.
On January 4th, around 1:20 am in the morning, two vandals broke into the Point Lookout Lighthouse, damaging a historic window. A compilation video of the miscreants can be found on YouTube at:
Every break-in causes us to lose more of the historic fabric of this uniquely Southern MD landmark. I wish someone could explain the thrill to illegally entering the lighthouse; we have special daytime and nighttime programs available to allow folks to LEGALLY be in the lighthouse and without damaging the structure.
Our Fourth Annual Feel the History 5K Race, Keepers of the Light is in the history books! See: www.feelthehistory5k.com for race results and pictures. Once again, for the third year in a row, we had rain at the point and once again, it didn't dampen our runner's enthusiasm one bit. Thank you to all who participated- we enjoyed sharing our beautiful surroundings with our 2 - and 4 legged - friends. Many of you have been to all 4 of our Feel the History Races. We greatly appreciate everyone's support.
See pictures of the race at: Feel the History 2014 Race Pictures
And now for something completely different, a aerial view of the Point Lookout State Park! Volunteer Kim Hammond found this video on YouTube:
What life was like in 1927?
Check out our new section about what life was like in 1927, which is our target period for the restoration of the lighthouse. More examples of life in 1927 coming soon. We would like to thank our volunteer Hillary Murdoch for using her artistic and technical talents to create this Flash presentation.
Music Popular in 1927
If you would like to learn more about volunteering, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to investigate the lighthouse at night, please click on the Nighttime Investigations link to the left for information and to make your reservation for the 2012 season. Please be aware that the Point Lookout State Park is closed at night, except for active night fishing; Natural Resources Police will ticket trespassers who are not actively fishing.
Please note that the lighthouse is only open to the public during our scheduled events. Please click on the Upcoming events link on the left for information and schedule.
Help us by donating a portion of your Ebay sales through the eBay Giving Works Program. For details, see the PLLPS page at:
Point Lookout Lighthouse is on MySpace, Flickr, Twitter and FaceBook! Be sure to check out the sites by clicking the links below. Special thanks to Kim Hammond and Sandra Sableski for creating and maintaining these wonderful sources of information about the lighthouse and our events.
Visit the PLLPS MySpace Page
Visit the PLLPS Flickr Photostream
Twittter account: PtLookoutLH
Point Lookout Facebook
For general inquiries, please email us at: info@PLLPS.org or call: 301-684-3704