August 18, 2022

Lighthouse Gift Membership


Getting anxious about holiday shopping? Mailing packages? Right sizes? This year, give a unique gift that isn’t sold in a store, doesn’t get delivered by a truck and fits everyone. A gift membership to Friends of Pomham Rocks Lighthouse will solve your gift-giving problems and help preserve a vital, local historic landmark. December 1 marked the 150th anniversary of the first lighting of Pomham Rocks Lighthouse. The Friends of Pomham Rocks Lighthouse look forward to celebrating the 150th year in 2022 with renewed enthusiasm.

For just $30 you can purchase a Lighthouse Keeper (individual membership) or $15 for Assistant Keeper (student membership). Surprise the whole family with a Keeper Family membership (for those who live in the same household) for $50. Or provide additional support for East Providence’s lighthouse by purchasing membership at select levels: $75 for Lampist, $100 for Lighthouse Inspector, $250 for Lighthouse Superintendent or $500 for Commissioner of Lighthouse Service. All members receive a subscription to Pomham Glow newsletter, to keep you informed of programs and activities. As a member, you have the privilege of a discounted rate on boat trips to the lighthouse and invitation to members-only events.

Gift memberships will also receive a 2.5-inch ceramic ornament packaged in cellophane, featuring Pomham Santa at the top of the Lighthouse. Corporate memberships are also available at $250. Memberships are renewable annually. The membership year is from January 1 to December 31. Whatever level you choose, you will feel the personal satisfaction in knowing that your gift membership assists with the support and preservation of this historic maritime light station and museum.

Gift memberships can be purchased by sending a check, made payable to Friends of Pomham Rocks Lighthouse, to Membership Chair, Friends of Pomham Rocks Lighthouse, P.O. Box 15121, Riverside, RI 02915. Please include your phone number and email address, as well as the name and address of the person whom you would like to receive the gift.

A gift membership package, including a welcome letter, membership card, newsletter and lighthouse ornament, will be sent to you to personally give or, if you wish, it will be sent directly to your chosen recipient. Email with questions.
Located on an island off the coast of East Providence, Pomham Rocks Lighthouse is the last surviving lighthouse in upper Narragansett Bay. The Lighthouse was built in 1871 and served as a navigational aid to the brisk shipping traffic in the Providence River until the Coast Guard decommissioned it in 1974. Since 2004, the Friends of Pomham Rocks Lighthouse have made it their mission to protect and preserve this landmark that is listed on the National Register of Historical Places.


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