They were women before their time, taking on the romantic, yet dangerous and physically demanding job of tending to the beacons that protected the shoreline. In all, some 40 women have been identified who excelled in this profession over the years — dating back as early as the 1840s and as recent as present day. Nearly 70 images of keepers, their families and their lights are part of this presentation. The program includes readings from newspapers and autobiographies, as well as information including the list of featured ladies and additional reading references for attendees.

Join historian and author Dianna Stempfler to hear stories of female lighthouse keepers, the women behind the male keepers

Dianna has been presenting on historical and information topics around the midwest for nearly 25 years. She has penned countless articles and is the author of the best-selling book “Michigan’s Haunted Lighthouses” (2019 – The History Press). For more: