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Archive for February, 2010

New items added to the Museum Store

Saturday, February 20th, 2010

New items have been added to the Split Rock on-line store  with more to follow soon.  sr1182tCommemorate the upcoming celebration with a “1,000 Watts of Ship Stopping Power” poster print.  For those of you interested in attending the First Friday programs  at Split Rock this summer, tickets went on sale this week.  Tickets are only available on line at www.mnhs.org/firstfridays Due to limited seating purchase your tickets early to ensure availability.

03 - Keeping the Light

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

Franklin J. Covell by the lighthouse lens The first assistants were seasoned veterans and the keepers themselves were, by any standards, resourceful men devoted to their calling and capable of exceptional and even heroic service. All this in spite meager wages that forced these same men to labor as painters, paper hanging, and other odd winter time careers to support their families.

Excerpt from Split Rock Lighthouse by MHS Press