Sat, Jul 02|
Horton Point Lighthouse
“Stella Prince, the Lady Lighthouse Keeper – Fact or Fiction” - Lighthouse Lecture Series
“Stella Prince, the Lady Lighthouse Keeper – Fact or Fiction” by Mary Korpi on the lighthouse lawn Rain date - July 3, 2022
Time & Location
Jul 02, 2022, 2:00 PM EDT
Horton Point Lighthouse, 3573 Lighthouse Rd, Southold, NY 11971, USA
About the event
History tells us that Stella Maria Prince Terry was the only woman to serve as a lighthouse keeper at Horton Point Lighthouse in Southold. But what do we know about this dedicated woman who resisted society's norms to perform what was then considered 'man's work'? Was Stella the first woman on Long Island to be a lighthouse keeper? How did her life differ from other women of her day? Did she enjoy her work? Why did she leave the lighthouse to marry so late in life? Author Mary Korpi will explore the history behind her historical novel as we discover what is fact and what is fiction?
Southold Historical Museum’s Lighthouse Lectures Series is generously sponsored by Stony Brook Eastern Long Island Hospital. All lectures are free. Attendees are asked to bring their own lawn chair. Donations are gladly accepted.
Parking is available for a nominal fee at the Southold Park District lot or on the street with a Southold Town Parking Permit only.