2023 SBHS Fall Newsletter October 27 2023, 0 CommentsWe invite you to enjoy the 2023 Fall SBHS Newsletter.
2023 Summer SBHS Newsletter July 18 2023, 0 CommentsWe invite you to enjoy the 2023 Summer SBHS Newsletter.
2023 Spring SBHS Newsletter May 23 2023, 0 CommentsWe invite you to enjoy the 2023 Spring SBHS Newsletter.
Winter 2023 SBHS Newsletter April 13 2023, 0 CommentsWe invite you to enjoy the Winter 2023 SBHS Newsletter.
Fall 2022 SBHS Newsletter October 17 2022, 0 CommentsWe invite you to enjoy the Fall 2022 SBHS Newsletter. Click here to view the newsletter.
Summer 2022 SBHS Newsletter July 26 2022, 0 CommentsWe invite you enjoy learning a little more about the history of Sodus Bay, as well as what's happening at the lighthouse in our Summer 2022 newsletter. Click here to view newsletter.
Spring 2022 SBHS Newsletter May 09 2022, 0 CommentsWe invite you enjoy learning a little more about the history of Sodus Bay, as well as what's happening at the lighthouse in our Spring 2022 newsletter. Click here to view newsletter.
Winter 2022 Newsletter February 08 2022, 0 CommentsWe invite you enjoy learning a little more about the history of Sodus Bay, as well as what's happening at the lighthouse in our Winter 2022 newsletter. Click here to view newsletter.
Spring 2021 Newsletter May 18 2021, 0 Comments
We invite you enjoy learning a little more about the history of Sodus Bay, as well as what's happening at the lighthouse in our Spring 2021 newsletter. Click here for the Spring 2021 SBHS Newsletter.
2021 Winter Newsletter January 30 2021, 0 CommentsWe invite you enjoy learning a little more about the history of Sodus Bay, as well as what's happening at the lighthouse in our Winter 2021 newsletter. Click here for the SBHS Winter Newsletter...
2020 Fall SBHS Newsletter October 16 2020, 0 Comments
Just Out!! SBHS Fall 2020 newsletter.This issue includes:
President Bill Singer's message and various SBHS committee reports.
Two featured articles related to the enslavement of people in Sodus Bay's past.
A book review of Blue Mind about scientific research on the benefits of being around water.
And delightful bits and bobs about American chestnuts, a fall favorite that has disappeared but could be making a coming back.
Editors - Rosa Fox and Tom Lightfoot
Sodus Bay Lighthouse Garden Walks September 01 2020, 0 Comments
A team of volunteers, led by Sue Williamson, dedicate their time, energy, and creativity in maintaining the beautiful Sodus Bay Lighthouse Gardens. Every summer the Sodus Bay Lighthouse Gardening Crew assures all the plants, flowers, and shrubbery provide a welcoming walk for all who come to enjoy the lighthouse and the view of Lake Ontario from this historic site. Enjoy this delightful video by Tom Lightfoot about the history and care of these wonderful grounds.
Spring 2020 Newsletter May 31 2020, 0 CommentsCLICK HERE to read the Sodus Bay Historical Society's Spring 2020 Newsletter.
Sodus Bay Lighthouse 2020 Season Is Canceled May 04 2020, 0 CommentsFor the safety of all, we have made the very difficult decision to cancel the 2020 season at the Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum. The museum will not be open to the public this year, and all events scheduled to be held at the museum will be canceled or rescheduled to the 2021 season.
2020 Season Update March 20 2020, 1 CommentAlthough these are uncertain times, the Sodus Bay Lighthouse is currently planning to open on May 15 and host events as scheduled.
Opening Day is May 15th! May 04 2019, 0 Comments
The Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum opens for our 35th season at noon on Wednesday, May 15. There are lots of great programs planned for this year.
Open on Columbus Day! September 26 2018, 0 Comments
The Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum will be open on Columbus Day (Monday, October 8) from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visitors who mention the "Nina, Pinta, and Santa Maria" will receive a free gift with paid admission ($5/Adults; $2.50/Students K-12; Free for Preschool Children and Sodus Bay Historical Society Members).
WeatherBug Camera Is Back Online! January 19 2018, 0 Comments
After many months, our WeatherBug camera is back up and running! You can now see a live picture of Lake Ontario and the Sodus Bay Pier. The Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum is part of Earth Networks, which operates the world's largest hyperlocal weather network. Many thanks to Cathy Contant and Earth Networks for getting us back online and for WHEC in Rochester for sponsoring the Sodus Bay Lighthouse as a WeatherBug site! CLICK HERE to check the weather in Sodus Point.
Getting Ready for the 2018 Season! January 16 2018, 0 Comments
It is COLD and SNOWY, but we're already thinking of SUMMER here at the Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum. Our concert season is set; our Independence Extravaganza will span six days this year; our 5-K Registration will be active soon; we'll be hosting new members-only events throughout the year; and we're putting together another great line-up of presenters for our "History Alive!" lecture series.
Check back often to see updates to our Events Calendar. Meanwhile, you can still shop online for all items in our Museum Store. Orders are shipped weekly by US Mail.
We look forward to seeing you at the Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum during our 2018 season, which begins Tuesday, May 1.
Check Out This Nice Article! June 24 2017, 0 Comments
Deborah Jeanne Sergeant recently wrote a nice article about the Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum which appeared in the June 17 issue of Lancaster Farming. You can read the article online by CLICKING HERE.
According to their website, "Lancaster Farming is the leading Northeast and Mid-Atlantic farm newspaper. Every Saturday, the newspaper delivers news, market and commodity reports, and agribusiness information to more than 60,000 paid subscribers in Pennsylvania and fifteen other states. Lancaster Farming has been in continuous weekly print since 1955."
And to prove that the pen is powerful . . . We have already welcomed a family from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, who came to tour the Sodus Bay Lighthouse because they read this article!
Many thanks to Deborah Sergeant.
It's National Postcard Week: Learn Fun Facts About Postcards May 09 2017, 0 Comments
Celebrate National Postcard Week (May 7-13) by learning fun facts about postcards, compliments of Modern Postcard, the printer of our membership magazine FLASH.
Download your fun facts poster by CLICKING HERE.
Happy Spring! The Sodus Bay Lighthouse Is Open! May 03 2017, 0 Comments
The Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum opened for its 33rd season on Tuesday, May 2. We've already welcomed visitors from several states around the U.S. (Last year we received visitors from 49 states and 21 countries!)
The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday (and on Monday holidays). Admission is $5/Adults; $2.50/Students (K-12); FREE for Preschool Children and SBHS Members (so join us today!).
We hope to see you at the Lighthouse soon!
Autumn/Winter Issue of FLASH Magazine Now Available! January 07 2017, 0 Comments
The Autumn/Winter issue of FLASH: The Magazine of the Sodus Bay Historical Society has been mailed to all current members and is available for sale online. The issue includes part two of Rosa Fox's interview with Harold Teeple about growing up on the east side of Sodus Bay, a review by Karen Shughart of Susan Peterson Gateley's book Legends and Lore of Lake Ontario, information about our preservation efforts, and an examination of Viking explorers--plus much more. Don't miss out! Become a member today to start receiving this full-color magazine.
Great Sodus Bay by Rosa Fox Now Available! June 28 2016, 1 Comment
This brand-new book in Arcadia Publishing's Postcard History Series is now available. Thanks to a generous donor, 100% of the sale price will benefit the Sodus Bay Lighthouse, so order your copy today! Author Rosa Fox will be signing books at the Sodus Bay Lighthouse on July 3, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Great Sodus Bay graces the southern shore of Lake Ontario. Known as Bay of the Cayugas to early French explorers and Assorodus (Silvery Waters) to Native American Indians, Sodus Bay is bountiful in beauty and history. Host to many creative souls, entrepreneurs, and seekers of nature, relaxation, and recreation, Great Sodus Bay has captured the hearts of all who visit. The images in this volume provide a tour of the communities and commercial developments, as well as historic lighthouses, vintage boats, and architecture. Take a nostalgic look at Great Sodus Bay from 1890 to 1930—an era of newfound popularity as Sodus Bay developed into a destination resort.
Softcover, 128 pages, © 2016
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