Kick-off Fundraising Celebration



Join us for hors d’oeuvres, musical entertainment and a video presentation about our famious lighthouse during our Kick-off Fundraising Celebration Thursday, May 7 at the South Haven Yacht Club.

Sherman Dairy Ice Cream Social

Sherman's ice cream social

Date and Time to be announced - The Ninth Annual Sherman's Old Fashioned Ice Cream Social. The Casco Band is a regular to provide entertainment.

Songs of South Haven

stories and song

South Haven in Stories and Song - Date and Time to be Announced. - Always a popular program, features local musicians Andru Bemis, Pamela Chappell, and Jim Hughey, with stories by Roger Horton.

48 hours at the top of our lighthouse tower

Join us Aug. 7 to celebrate National Lighthouse Day by donating funds for government and community leaders as they spend 48 hours at the top of our lighthouse tower as part of the first-ever Lighthouse Sit.

Lighthouse Contest - Create a work about our South Haven Lighthouse Heritage. You could win fame and a $100. Prize! PDF Print E-mail

The Historical Association of South Haven (HASH) is sponsoring a poetry, vignettes, and art images contest to support "Save the Light," the South Haven lighthouse restoration project. Items submitted to this contest will be printed in a chapbook entitled, Lighting our Harbor, Preserving our Past. One winner will be chosen to receive a $100 prize.

Submission: Deliver or mail two final copies of your piece/s. Prepare one copy with your name and contact information, and one copy without your name for the judges. All pieces must be about some aspect of the South Haven Lighthouse, but could extend to subjects like fishing on the pier, the lighthouse keepers, etc.

Works may be submitted electronically to: thirstypoet@gmail.com. However, to qualify the entry fee must be mailed to the address below.

Fee: Entry fee is $5 for up to two entries. Checks should be made out to HASH. By submitting work, artists agree that their work/s may be published in the chapbook for no remuneration. The chapbooks will be sold as part of the fundraiser. Author credit will be given to each published piece and the author will retain rights to his/her work beyond this use.

Due Date: Entries must be received by March 23, 2015.

Prize: The contest will be judged by language and art educators, and the top twenty-five works will be selected for publication. The winning entry will receive $100, one copy of the chapbook and two tickets to the “fundraising kickoff” at The South Haven Yacht Club May 7th. The winner will share his/her work with the audience as a highlight of the event. Creators of the runner-up entries will also be recognized at the kickoff.

Address: Lighthouse Chapbook Entry 308 Kalamazoo St. South Haven, MI 49090.

 
Saving the South Haven Lighthouse PDF Print E-mail

 

The Fundraising Drive Continues!
 

Donate to Saving the South Haven Light on southhavenlight.org >>>

Or send a check to HASH:

Historical Association of South Haven
PO Box 552
South Haven, MI 49090

Plan on attending one of our fundraising drive events:

Join us for hors d’oeuvres, musical entertainment and a video presentation about our famious lighthouse during our Kick-off Fundraising Celebration Thursday, May 7 at the South Haven Yacht Club.

Purchase one of our chapbooks that highlights local poetry, short stories and artwork focusing on the lighthouse.

Join us Aug. 7 to celebrate National Lighthouse Day by donating funds for government and community leaders as they spend 48 hours at the top of our lighthouse tower as part of the first-ever Lighthouse Sit.

View the flyer for more on saving the South Haven Lighthouse Open/Download the flyer >>>

 
The South Haven Pier Light PDF Print E-mail

Fantastic video (below) about the South Haven Lighthouse. Visit southhavenlight.org for more info about the light. Plus, follow a historical series about the origins of the South Haven Pier Light from the book - The Harbor Light, 1872-1960 by Jeanette Stieve, with photos from the Appleyard collection.



The light house at the south pierhead in South Haven, Michigan needs extensive restoration due to years of corrosion and lack of maintenance. You would not know the lighthouse needed work by observing it from the harbor entrance of this Southwest Michigan town. It has been standing guard here since 1903.

 
Lighthouse Deed Ceremony PDF Print E-mail

Lighthouse Deed Ceremony - Video by Dick Brunvand for the Historical Association of South Haven

lighthouse ceremony

It's official now! Amidst the rain and a few umbrellas, on August 9, 2012, during a transfer ceremony high on the lake bluff overlooking the pier, the Historical Association of South Haven, proudly accepted the Deed to the lighthouse from the United States of America. The drizzly afternoon did not dampen the spirits though of some 50 plus supporters, who showed their enthusiasm for this acquisition by attending. So once again, thank you South Haven.

 
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