Through Community Benefit grants from the Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation, the Dunkirk Historical Lighthouse and Veterans Park Museum has seen some major improvements to its Maritime Building.
Recent improvements have included the installation of an entrance double door, new windows, and roof over the new entrance.
The project has increased visibility of the entrance while providing protection from the weather. Ultimately, the recent improvements have created a more inviting atmosphere for the thousands of visitors the museum sees annually.
Pictured on a recent visit to the Lighthouse are David Briska, Jim Holton and JoAnn Kaufman, NCCF Grants Committee Members, and Eileen Dunn, NCCF Program Coordinator.
"The Dunkirk Historical Lighthouse and Veterans Park Museum, would like to thank NCCF for the grants we have received, and most recently, over the past three years to improve the Maritime Building," said Vice President of the Dunkirk Historical Lighthouse and Veterans Park Museum David Briska. "The windows, doors and entrance porch have greatly improved the appearance and condition of this building.
"With NCCF's help, we are proudly carrying on the unique vision that Dick Lawson created to make this historic landmark a treasure that would encourage visitors from around the world to stop in Chautauqua County and enjoy the many sights we have to offer."