Essex Heritage is Awarded Special Projects Grant for Bakers Island Light Exhibit

“We are thrilled that, through this generous donation from the DAR, we will be able to install this new exhibit at Bakers Island Light,” said Annie C. Harris, Essex Heritage CEO. “We look forward to sharing the many fascinating stories of families who worked and lived at the light station.”

May 21, 2019: The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) announces that the organization will be donating $7,500 to Essex National Heritage Commission for an interpretive exhibit at Bakers Island Light Station. Funding for this project was made possible through the sponsorship of the Colonel Timothy Pickering Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, located in Salem, Massachusetts. For more information, click here.

December 4, 2019: Essex National Heritage Commission is pleased to announce the progress being made on a new interpretive exhibit for the Bakers Island Light Station. The exhibit will feature the lives of the Bakers Island lighthouse keepers from the first resident keeper, Captain George Chapman, in 1798 to the Andersons who were the last family to reside at the station in the late 1960s. The exhibit will be installed in the Assistant Keepers House in the spring 2020. For more information, click here.

July 28, 2020: Essex National Heritage Commission is pleased to announce the completion of a new interpretive exhibit for the Bakers Island Light Station. The exhibit features interpretive panels detailing the history of the light station, beginning with the unlit day beacon in 1791 and continuing through the lives of many Bakers Island lighthouse keepers. The exhibit also includes a touchscreen program which shows the evolution of the light station through the years using an interactive timeline and 3D animation. For more information, click here.