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Keeper’s View Event to Celebrate Split Rock Lighthouse’s Anniversary

Community event will highlight challenges of building the light station

TWO HARBORS, Minn. (July 17, 2023) – Split Rock Lighthouse invites the North Shore community and history lovers everywhere to celebrate the landmark’s 113th birthday at the Keeper’s View Anniversary event on July 28 from 6 pm–10 pm.

The event will feature food, fascinating stories, and a rare opportunity to see a lighthouse bea­con lighting. Costumed interpreters will share first-hand accounts of the difficulties of build­ing the lighthouse from the perspective of the man who designed it, Ralph Russel Tinkham.

Guests can register now for one of seven guid­ed tours, beginning at 6:30 pm. Tours will be­gin every 15 minutes and last 30 minutes each. Visitors can also watch the educational film, “Tribute to the Age of Steel”, an award-win­ning documentary produced by the Minnesota Historical Society in 1986.

The site grounds will also be open to explore, along with the new exhibit, which features doz­ens of previously unseen artifacts and untold stories. Among these are original construction estimate documents and more first-hand ac­counts from those who built the lighthouse.

The lighthouse beacon will be lit at 9 pm and guests will have exclusive access to the light­house after it is turned on. Guests are encour­aged to dress for the weather, bring a head­lamp, bug spray, and folding chairs.

For more information, visit mnhs.org/splitrock.

What: Keeper’s View Anniversary Event

When: July 28 6 pm–10 pm

Where: 3713 Split Rock Lighthouse Rd.

Two Harbors, MN 55616

Cost: $35/person;

MNHS members save 20%

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