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Outer Banks Lighthouse Society Records


The Outer Banks Lighthouse Society (OBLHS) was organized in fall 1994 to aid in the preservation of the lighthouses and maritime history of North Carolina and to work with the National Park Service and other agencies, both government and non-profit groups, to achieve the safekeeping of the buildings, artifacts, and records of the United States Lighthouse Service. The Outer Banks Lighthouse Society Records, 1994-2018, contains correspondence, board meeting minutes, treasurer's reports, membership records, papers related to annual Keepers' Weekends and other planned events, grants, and copies of the group's newsletter, "Lighthouse News."

Title

Outer Banks Lighthouse Society Records

Collection Number

ORG.5285

Date(s)

1994-2018

Box 1Box 2
Language

English

Physical Description
Cubic feet
1.60
Abstract

The Outer Banks Lighthouse Society (OBLHS) was organized in fall 1994 to aid in the preservation of the lighthouses and maritime history of North Carolina and to work with the National Park Service and other agencies, both government and non-profit groups, to achieve the safekeeping of the buildings, artifacts, and records of the United States Lighthouse Service. The Outer Banks Lighthouse Society Records, 1994-2018, contains correspondence, board meeting minutes, treasurer's reports, membership records, papers related to annual Keepers' Weekends and other planned events, grants, and copies of the group's newsletter, "Lighthouse News."

Physical Location

7C2

Creator

Outer Banks Lighthouse Society

Repository

Outer Banks History Center


This collection is arranged into five series: By-Laws/Incorporation, Correspondence, Awards/Accomplishments, Business/Financial, and Projects.


This collection is arranged into five series: By-Laws/Incorporation, Correspondence, Awards/Accomplishments, Business/Financial, and Projects.


Available for research.


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Processed by Judy L. Moon, OBHC volunteer, August 2018.


Bruce Roberts and his wife, Cheryl Shelton-Roberts, founded the Outer Banks Lighthouse Society (OBLHS) in 1994. The society's mission is to aid in the preservation of the lighthouses and maritime history of North Carolina and to work with the National Park Service and other agencies, both government and non-profit groups, to achieve the safekeeping of the buildings, artifacts, and records of the United States Lighthouse Service (also historically referred to as the Lighthouse Establishment, Lighthouse Board, and Bureau of Lighthouses). The society has published two books on lighthouse keepers' families and assisted with several initiatives connected with extant North Carolina lighthouses, such as the relocation of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse and the transfer of ownership of the Currituck Beach Lighthouse to the Outer Banks Conservationists. As of 2018, the group still exists and meets regularly.


[Identification of item], ORG.5285, Outer Banks Lighthouse Society Records, Outer Banks History Center, Manteo, NC, U.S.A.


Donated by the Outer Banks Lighthouse Society, March 2018.


The Outer Banks Lighthouse Society Records, 1994-2018, contains correspondence from various OBLHS presidents, board meeting minutes, treasurer's reports, membership records, materials related to the annual Keepers' Weekend and other planned events, grants, and copies of the society's newsletter, "Lighthouse News."


  • Bodie Island Lighthouse (N.C.)
  • Cape Hatteras Lighthouse (N.C.)
  • United States--Lighthouse Service
  • Lighthouses--North Carolina--History--20th century
  • Lighthouses--North Carolina--History--21st century
  • Lighthouses--Societies, etc.

Folder: 1:2.1  
By-Laws and Amendments through 2017, Copy of Membership Certificate and Membership Card Issued to New Members
2017

Folder: 1:2.2  
Articles of Incorporation and All Updates or Changes
1995

Folder: 1:3.1  
Correspondence to Various Presidents and Board Members Concerning the Outer Banks Lighthouse Society
1996-2016

Folder: 1:4.1  
Awards from Chicamacomico for "American Heroes Day," Volunteers-In-Parks FY2012
2006-2013

Folder: 1:4.2  
Listing of the Accomplishments of the Outer Banks Lighthouse Society

Folder: 1:5.1  
Internal Revenue Service Tax Exempt Status, Financial Statements, Membership Deposits
1996

Folder: 1:5.2  
Income Tax Return
2000

Folder: 1:5.3  
Financial Records
1998-2016

Folder: 1:5.4  
Board of Directors Lists
1996-2018

Folder: 1:5.5  
Board of Directors Meeting Minutes
1996-2005

Folder: 1:5.6  
Board of Directors Meeting Minutes
2006-2018

Folder: 2:6.1  
Keepers' Weekend
1996-2015

Folder: 2:6.2  
Rare Outer Banks Documents of Lifesaving Stations and Lighthouses Discovered On the West Coast

Folder: 2:6.3  
Celebrating 200 Years of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse
18 October 2003

Folder: 2:6.4  
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Descendants Weekend
4-6 May 2004

Folder: 2:6.5  
10th Anniversary of the Cape Hatteras Move
2 October 2009

Folder: 2:6.6  
Bodie Island Restoration Climb
5 March 2010

Folder: 2:6.7  
Bodie Island Lighthouse Relighting Ceremony
18 April 2013

Folder: 2:6.8  
Bodie Island Lighthouse Descendants Homecoming
18-20 October 2013

Folder: 2:6.9  
Hatteras Island Ocean Center Display
5 May 2014

Folder: 2:6.10  
Dedication of the Keepers of the Light Amphitheater
7 November 2015

Folder: 2:6.11  
Student's Lighthouse Travel Grant Awards
2014-2015

Folder: 2:6.12  
Outer Banks Lighthouse Society Brochures

Folder: 2:6.13  
Outer Banks Lighthouse Society Lighthouse News Publication, Digital Copy
1994-2016

Folder: 2:6.14  
Outer Banks Lighthouse Society Lighthouse Updates

Box: Oversize Box 1  
Genealogical Charts of Lighthouse Keepers' Descendants
2013