Paint the Lighthouse Red Campaign

The Marquette Maritime Museum is sponsoring the 2013 “Paint the Lighthouse Red” campaign. We are soliciting money to match dollar for dollar a Save America’s Treasures grant. Marquette’s lighthouse has guarded out harbor since 1853. It is the most historic building in the city and is in need of critical repairs and restoration.

The Marquette Maritime Museum holds an historic lease on the lighthouse with the clear goals of:

  • Replacing the roof
  • Repairing crumbling exterior brick
  • Painting the lighthouse red

There are many ways to donate to the Paint the Lighthouse Red Campaign. All donation sizes are welcome. Below is a list of ways you can help save this historical landmark.

Sticker Donation
When you donate money to the Campaign, you will receive a lighthouse sticker for your door or window, as well as free entrance to the Museum for two. To donate, click the link below to print out the mail-in form.
Click here to download the sticker form

Lighthouse Brick Pathway
The Lighthouse brick pathway will lead visitors to the base of the lighthouse. The engraved brick pathway will celebrate and honor all contributors. There are two sizes of bricks available. The 4″ X 8″ brick is $50.00 and has an engraving space of 10 spaces across and 3 spaces high. The 8″ X 8″ brick is $100.00 and has an engraving space of ten spaces across and five spaces high. Click the link below to print out the mail-in order form for your brick.
Click here to download the brick form

Lighthouse Step
For a donation of $1,000.00, you can have a step in the lighthouse tower which can be used to recognize yourself, a loved one, family or company. There are 44 steps available. Please call the Museum to make those arrangements.

Room Naming
For a donation of $5,000.00, sponsor a room in the lighthouse which can be used to recognize yourself, a loved one, family or company. Five rooms have already been sold and seven rooms are still available. Please call the Maritime Museum to make those arrangements.

Large Donation
For those wishing to make a larger donation, we have a donor packet we can send out to you. Please email or call the Museum to have one sent to you.

If you have any questions about donating, please do not hesitate to give us a call at the Marquette Maritime Museum. We would be happy to talk with you!