70 Lighthouse Street; Rochester, NY 14612

Welcome To The Charlotte-Genesee Lighthouse

Thank you for your interest in the Charlotte-Genesee Lighthouse. During the summer of 2014, Phase One of our tower restoration was concluded. The lantern room was removed from the tower so that brickwork at the top of the tower could be completed. While the lantern room was on the ground, we took the opportunity to restore it as well. Due to the generosity of a private donor, a replica lens was purchased and placed in the tower. The lens was dedicated to John Ochs and Benjamin O’Brien, two founding members of the Charlotte-Genesee Lighthouse Historical Society.

THE CHARLOTTE-GENESEE LIGHTHOUSE HISTORICAL SOCIETY

2018 CALENDAR OF ACTIVITIES

Information As of June 25, 2018

JOIN US AT ONE OR MORE OF THE FOLLOWING COMMUNITY EVENTS!

 

JULY:                                

Tuesday, July 17                     Rochester Red Wings Camp Day                                                                                           11:05 AM – 2:00 PM

We are excited that once again the Red Wings invited us to have a display table at Frontier Field before and during a baseball game.  We will have Lighthouse information available, stickers for the kids, hand outs of community events in the Charlotte area.  Stop by and say hello to our Volunteers.

 

 

Saturday, July 21                    Summer Fest @ Ontario Beach Park                                                                                      11:00 am– 8:00 pm

Car Show; Entertainment; Wine Tasting; Boat Show, bands playing at the Gazebo, events for the kids and many more events. Lighthouse will have a table with display in one of the community shelters. There will be a boat parade at 6:30 pm.

Watch for more details in the next few days.

 

AUGUST:                        

Sat., Aug. 18th                          International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend Sat. & Sun.                                                 11:00 am-5:00 pm

Sun., Aug. 19th                         The Rochester Amateur Radio Association will be operating the ILLW weekend.  They will demonstrate how to contact other HAM radio operators that will be operating at various Lighthouse’s or Lightships around the world.

 

OCTOBER:

Sunday, October 28               Last day of the season for regular tours.  Lighthouse will be closed for the Season.  Call the Lighthouse for Special Tours or if you need any information about the history of the Lighthouse or Charlotte area.

 

DECEMBER:

Saturday, December 8            Christmas Sale at the Lighthouse-10% Discount.  More information coming.                                            1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

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HELP US KEEP THE FACILITIES AND ORGANIZATION RUNNING.  IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN ONE OR MORE OF THE FOLLOWING PLEASE CONTACT US AT OUR EMAIL ADDRESS:  INFO@GENESEELIGHTHOUSE.ORG  :

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED, TRAINING PROVIDED WHERE NEEDED:

  • Guides to give tours of our Museum & Tower
  • Cashier willing to learn operation of cash register & credit card machine
  • Help plan & maintain the grounds
  • Gardeners needed on a regular basis
  • Maintenance in the Keeper’s House, tower & other structures on the property
  • Short jobs requiring plumbing & electrical experience
  • Maintenance
  • Experience with MS Word, Excl, QuickBooks

WISH LIST:

  • Wireless Phone System 5 phones preferred
  • Kruger Coffee Maker with compartment for storage of K-cups
  • Weed wacker, gas
  • Pop-up tents, 10 x 10 feet or larger
  • Storage Boxed, acid-free, for archival materials (assorted sizes)
  • Saber saw & blades, electric cord preferred
  • Reciprocating saw/blades, electric cord preferred
  • Palm sander, electric cord preferred
  • Heat gun, electric for removal of paint
  • Printer:  color laser printer, two sided printing
  • Skill Saw, 7 1/2″ round blade
  • Refrigerator with freezer, small size

Hours & Admissions

We have established new dates and times to help make it more convenient for visitors. There are new displays both inside and outside the museum.

Directions & Maps

Find out how to reach from various directions and a Google Map to find us easily, You an always call or email us ahead to get more information.

Calender of Events

We host a number of events each year, In our Calender you can find when a event is happening and plan your visit accordingly.

Donate to The Charlotte-Genesee Lighthouse Historical Society

Become a member of the Charlotte-Genesee Lighthouse Historical Society and help preserve and interpret America’s oldest surviving lighthouse on Lake Ontario for thousands of visitors who come to explore our site each year.

Donate now and help us carry forward the mission of the Lighthouse Society

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