Discovery Days: Lighthouses

Posted July 05, 2012, at 6:09 p.m.

Thursday, July 19, 2012 2 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Location: Wilson Museum, 120 Perkins Street, Castine, Maine

For more information: Darren French ; (207) 326-9247;

The book Keep the Lights Burning Abbie, by Peter and Connie Roop, is based on the true story of a Maine girl who maintained a lighthouse while her father was away. On Thursday, July 19, from 2:00 – 4:00 pm at the Wilson Museum on 120 Perkins Street, Castine, listen to this classic tale while you discover the importance of lighthouses. Learn more about these maritime structures as we trek to Dyce’s Head to tour the lighthouse tower, led by Castine’s Selectman Peter Vogell.

Discovery Days programs are designed for families with children ages 12 and under and cost $3 per person, per program, or $12 per family, per program for families with four or more members participating. Ensure your participation by contacting 326-9247, or to pre-register and pay for the program. Join us every Thursday at 2:00 pm until August 16 for a similar family-friendly program. Visit to view a complete list of the Discovery Days series.