November 23, 2020

Lighthouse Gift Membership

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Thinking about holiday shopping? Mailing packages? Right size? This year, give a gift that isn’t sold in a store, doesn’t get delivered by a truck and fits all sizes. A gift membership to Friends of Pomham Rocks Lighthouse will solve your gift-giving problems and help preserve a vital, local historic landmark.

The year 2021 will be a most exciting time for Pomham Rocks Lighthouse, as it marks its 150th anniversary. Events are being planned throughout the year for members and the community to celebrate this jubilee year. Members will have an opportunity to be actively involved in planning and participating in commemorative events. All members receive a subscription to Pomham Glow newsletter, to keep you informed of programs and activities. As a member, you have the privilege of a discounted rate on boat trips to the lighthouse and invitation to members-only events.

For just $30 you can purchase a Lighthouse Keeper (individual membership) or $15 for Assistant Keeper (student membership). Surprise the whole family with a Keeper Family membership (for those who live in the same household) for $50. Or provide additional support for East Providence’s lighthouse by purchasing membership at select levels: $100 for Lighthouse Inspector, $250 for Lighthouse Superintendent or $500 for Commissioner of Lighthouse Service. Gift memberships at these select levels will also receive a ceramic ornament, packaged in cellophane, featuring Santa on top of Pomham Rocks Lighthouse. Corporate memberships are also available at $250. Memberships are renewable annually. The membership year is from January 1 to December 31. Whatever level you choose, you will feel the personal satisfaction in knowing that your gift membership assists with the support and preservation of this historic maritime light station and museum.

Gift memberships can be purchased by sending a check, made payable to Friends of Pomham Rocks Lighthouse, to Membership Chair, Friends of Pomham Rocks Lighthouse, P.O. Box 15121, Riverside, RI 02915. A gift membership package, including a welcome letter, membership card, newsletter and lighthouse sticker will be sent. Email pomhamrockslighthouse@yahoo.com with any questions.

Located on an island off the coast of East Providence, Pomham Rocks Lighthouse is the last surviving lighthouse in upper Narragansett Bay. The Lighthouse was built in 1871 and served as a navigational aid to the brisk shipping traffic in the Providence River until the Coast Guard decommissioned it in 1974. Since 2004, the Friends of Pomham Rocks Lighthouse have made it their mission to protect and preserve this landmark that is listed on the National Register of Historical Places.

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