2015 – National Lighthouse Museum

A new visitor and educational center at the site of the former US Lighthouse Service headquarters on the North Shore of Staten Island.

2015 - National Lighthouse Museum » Educational Resource Center

Just steps from the Staten Island Ferry Terminal on the North Shore of Staten Island, The National Lighthouse Museum Educational Resource Center is housed in Building 11 of the former U.S. Lighthouse Service Depot. From 1862 to 1939, this site played a critical part in supporting the needs of lighthouses across the United States. The first of several buildings to be be restored and put back to use in service on this landmarked site, The Educational Resource Center has a mission to educate the public about the important role the site played in U.S. maritime history, as well as the history, science, design of lighthouses, and the stories of their keepers.

Chris served as Senior Exhibit Designer on the Design Documentation and Construction Administration phases of this long-running project. In addition to supervising design documentation and quality control efforts, he coordinated competitive bidding from various potential fabricators, AV producers and printers and worked with the client to select the winning contractor. He also coordinated graphic production efforts, curatorial needs such as object layout and conservation strategies.

The Education Resource Center opened to the public on August 7th, 2015, on the 225th anniversary of the signing of the US Lighthouse Act by President George Washington.