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"See the Light" at the Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum
"See the Light" at the Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum

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The Sodus Bay Lighthouse Summer Concert Season Finale is THIS Sunday, September 4, from 2-4 p.m.  Join us at this FREE concert to hear all your favorite Big Band sounds with the Starlight Orchestra.  7606 North Ontario Street, Sodus Point.  Bring a lawn chair or blanket.  Refreshments available.  For more information, call (315) 483-4936 or visit www.sodusbaylighthouse.org.
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FREE outdoor concert with Orient Express Band, playing everything from jazz and retro disco to today's pop hits.  Bring your own seating.  Refreshments for sale at the lighthouse concession stand.  For more information, visit www.sodusbaylighthouse.org.

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Great Sodus Bay by Rosa Fox
This brand-new book in Arcadia Publishing's Postcard History Series is now available.  Thanks to a generous donor, 100% of the sale price will benefit the Sodus Bay Lighthouse, so order your copy through our website (www.sodusbaylighthouse.org) or at the museum today!  Author Rosa Fox will be signing books at the Sodus Bay Lighthouse on July 3, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. 
Great Sodus Bay graces the southern shore of Lake Ontario. Known as Bay of the Cayugas to early French explorers and Assorodus (Silvery Waters) to Native American Indians, Sodus Bay is bountiful in beauty and history. Host to many creative souls, entrepreneurs, and seekers of nature, relaxation, and recreation, Great Sodus Bay has captured the hearts of all who visit. The images in this volume provide a tour of the communities and commercial developments, as well as historic lighthouses, vintage boats, and architecture. Take a nostalgic look at Great Sodus Bay from 1890 to 1930—an era of newfound popularity as Sodus Bay developed into a destination resort.
Softcover, 128 pages, © 2016
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The Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum, located at 7606 North Ontario Street in Sodus Point, is opening for its 32nd season at 10 a.m. on Sunday, May 1.   
Built in 1870, the beautiful, historic lighthouse was used to guide ships on Lake Ontario to safe harbor in Sodus Bay.  Use of the light was discontinued in 1901, having been made redundant by an outer light on the bay’s west pier.  The building now houses a museum, operated by the Sodus Bay Historical Society.  Exhibitions focus on local and maritime history and include displays about lighthouse keepers’ tools, railroads and trolleys, the Erie Canal, and the War of 1812.    
Visitors can stroll through gardens on the bluff overlooking Lake Ontario, shop in the museum’s store, and climb the 52-step spiral staircase to the top of the lighthouse tower for breathtaking, panoramic views of Lake Ontario and Sodus Point.   
The museum has planned many exciting events for 2016, including several in May:  
Thank You, Mom!
To celebrate Mother’s Day, all mothers visiting the Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum on Sunday, May 8, will receive a free gift with paid admission.  
United Way Day of Caring:  "And So It Grows!" 
This year, the Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum is participating in the United Way Day of Caring on Thursday, May 12.  This national program emphasizes the benefits of volunteering in communities across the country.  Projects for the day include cleaning out and mulching garden beds, painting, staining, and cleaning.  To sign up and help us maintain our beautiful lighthouse, call Noreen at (315) 483-0775.
"History Alive!" Presentation:  "Churches of Sodus and Huron"
The museum’s “History Alive!” Lecture Series begins on Wednesday, May 25, at 6:30 p.m. at the Sodus Point Village Hall (8356 Bay Street, Sodus Point).  Loreen Jorgensen will present “Churches of Sodus and Huron.”  How many churches are there in the Town of Huron?  Where is the oldest church in the Town of Sodus?  Which denomination is the most prevalent in these two Wayne County towns?  Find out fascinating facts about the buildings that have served as spiritual centers around the Sodus Bay area and the people involved with them throughout history.  This free program is made possible by our generous Lighthouse Events Sponsors.  
Memorial Day & Blue Star Museums Program
The Museum will be open on Memorial Day (Monday, May 30).  All visitors wearing red, white, and blue will receive a free postcard with admission.  This is also the start the Blue Star Museums program, administered by the National Endowment for the Arts.  Active-duty military personnel and up to five family members receive free admission at hundreds of museums around the United States, including the Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum.  This program runs until Labor Day.  
The Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.  Admission is $5 for adults and $2.50 for students (grades K-12).  Preschool children and Sodus Bay Historical Society members are free.    For more information, including a full list of upcoming events for 2016, click on our "Events" tab at www.sodusbaylighthouse.org or call (315) 483-4936.

Enjoy a delicious breakfast from Hots Point this Labor Day weekend and support the Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum! Friday, September 4, from 7-11 a.m. Saturday, September 5 through Monday, September 7, from 7:00-10:30 a.m.
We are so excited to work with Hots Point on this fund-raiser. You can choose from 6 different breakfast meals, Hots Point will donate $1 of every breakfast meal to the Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum. Hots Point is located at 8482 Greig Street, Sodus Point, NY. 


Many thanks to Hots Point for being a wonderful supporter of our lighthouse!

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Don't miss our next FREE concert on Sunday, August 16, from 2-4 p.m. on the lawn of the Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum (7606 North Ontario Street, Sodus Point, NY).  This week we will hear Panloco--upstate New York's favorite steel drum band, playing everything from traditional island music to pop.

Sunday is also the date of our second ice cream social of the season.  In addition to our regular lunch concession, you can get a huge ice cream sundae loaded with your choice of toppings for only $4.50.  This fundraiser helps support the Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum.

While enjoying the music of Panloco, be sure to visit our museum gift shop tent for a clearance sale with great deals on books, clothing, souvenirs, and more.

For additional information, call (315) 483-4936 or visit www.sodusbaylighthouse.org.

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FREE Concert on Sunday, July 19, from 2-4 p.m.
The Dady Brothers
(and our first ice cream social of the season!)

Always a crowd favorite, The Dady Brothers wow audiences with their musical skill, ranging from country, folk, bluegrass, and Irish--all wrapped in their unique charm and humor.  The Dadys blend American Folk and Irish Traditional music for a sound that is uniquely their own. John and Joe are highly skilled players and singers, playing guitar, banjo, pennywhistle, ukulele, fiddle, mandolin, bodhran, harmonica, concertina, and the uilleann pipes.

This concert will be held on Sunday, July 19, from 2-4 p.m. on the lawn of the Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum.  In addition to our usual lunch concession, this is also the date of our first Ice Cream Social of the season!  Indulge in a large sundae loaded with toppings for just $4.50.  This fundraiser helps us keep the Lighthouse Museum in tip-top shape.

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Be sure to check out all of our Fourth of July Extravaganza events:  Pancake Breakfast on the Bluff, Art & Craft Show, Lighthouse 5-K Run, and FREE Gap Mangione Big Band Concert.  Call (315) 483-4936 or visit www.sodusbaylighthouse.org for more information.

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It's your LAST CHANCE to See the Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum in 2014!  The museum is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. through October 31.  We are also open on Columbus Day--Monday, October 13.  Hope to see you at the lighthouse soon!
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"Meet an Author"
Rochester writer Michael Keene will be discussing his latest book--Abandoned:  The Untold Story of Orphan Asylums--at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 24, at the Sodus Point Village Hall, 8356 Bay Street, Sodus Point, NY.  Mr. Keene will be available to answer questions and sign books after his presentation.  We hope you can join us for this FREE event!
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