The North Point Lighthouse in Lake Park is an East Side landmark and before the light was extinguished, the rotating beacon was as much a part of the neighborhood evening as the lakefront foghorn.
This weekend, the renovated lighthouse and keeper's station host a pair of events.
On Friday, from 5 until 9 p.m., the A Night at the Lighthouse will raise funds for the landmark. There will be fun, food and a silent auction. Admission is $75.
The next day, there's a Victorian Holiday Celebration at noon. Meet St. Nick from noon until 2 and hear the Shorewood School District's Choral and Strings ensembles from 2 until 4. Admission is $5.
While you're there, check the gift shop for "Images of America: North Point Milwaukee Lighthouse," a new paperback illustrated history of the lighthouse and its keepers by Ken and Barb Wardius
Published by Arcadia Publishing, the book, which retails for $21.99, is packed full of historical photos and information detailing everything from the construction to the operation to the closure and later renovation of this Milwaukee maritime symbol.
It makes a great gift for the local history or Great Lakes buff on your list.
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