About Us

Shining a light on the Loxahatchee River region.

About Us

The Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum is operated by the Loxahatchee River Historical Society, Inc., a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization incorporated in 1972. We opened our first Lighthouse Museum just one year later in 1973. Through a long-term lease with the U.S. Coast Guard, the Society has served as the Lighthouse Operations Manager since 1994.

The Society is proud to be a managing partner in the 120-acre Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse Outstanding Natural Area, a unit of our country’s beautiful National Conservation Lands.

Our Mission & Vision

As stewards of the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum, and a managing partner of the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse Outstanding Natural Area (ONA), the Loxahatchee River Historical Society (LRHS) preserves, protects, and interprets the unique historical, cultural, archaeological, and natural characteristics of the Loxahatchee River region.

The Loxahatchee River Historical Society collects, preserves, and interprets the Loxahatchee River regions 8,000 years of documented history. Our nonprofit provides expertise to and collaborates with partner organizations and government entities. We ensure the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse remains one of the best kept lighthouses in the country. We foster connections between our community and visitors through events, recreational activities, exhibits, and educational programs. We engage with our past to understand our present and inspire our future.

Join Our Team

The Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Available openings are listed below individually. To apply for a position, email your letter of interest and resume to jobs@jupiterlighthouse.org. Phone calls will not be accepted.

Part-Time Position
No open positions are available at this time.

Full-Time Position
Gift Shop Manager
Development Manager

What We Do


The Society is responsible for the restoration and maintenance of the historic 1860 Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Oil House, 1892 George Washington Tindall House, 1929 Lighthouse Keeper’s Workshop and the 1940 WII Naval Housing Building housing our museum exhibit (exhibit currently closed for US 1 Bridge construction.) We develop and maintain the public grounds and pathways, focusing on native Florida landscaping. Our museum archives/collection conserves photographs, documents, maps, books, artifacts and furniture for display and research.


We offer learning opportunities through guided tours, interior and exterior museum exhibits, all-age programming, outreach presentations, approved school field trips and curriculum. Our goal is to engage with and connect visitors of all ages to over 5,000-years of astounding history and the spectacular nature of the Jupiter Inlet.


Our award-winning Staff and Volunteers provide tours, visitor services, programming and educational experiences to over 80,000 annual visitors.
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Our Funding

The work of the Society, funded through admissions, memberships, donations, partnerships and grants, special events and gift shop sales, has built a solid foundation for the next stage of our growth. Our vision to create a world-class eco-heritage destination showcasing our multi-faceted history is being realized and is making a lasting impression on visitors from all over the globe. The historic and serenely beautiful Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum is a source of civic pride and a rich educational beacon for our state.

Community support is essential! We invite you to join us in this important and exciting endeavor.

Our Dedicated Team

2024 Staff

Katrina Heller  |  Executive Director
Kelsey Côté  |  Marketing & Communications Manager
Josh Liller  |  Historian & Collections Manager
Darby Brown  |  Education Manager
Steven Morales  |  Programs Manager
Margie Johnson  |  Accounting & Office Manager
Joe Martino  |  Maintenance Chief
Steve Ventimiglia  |  Volunteer Coordinator
Olivia Gibbs  |  Visitor Services Supervisor

Christina Kenny  |  Administrative Assistant
Jim St Pierre  |  Special Projects
Carol Delcorio  |  Gift Shop
Mike Ciocci  |  Maintenance
Carlos Cano  |  Maintenance

Please call the Gift Shop at 561-747-8380 x101 for general information.

2024 Board of Directors

Lori Houchin  |  Board Chair
Chris Nielsen  |  Vice Chair
Lynn Stockford  |  Secretary
Troy Faby  |  Treasurer
Rhonda B. Clinton
Justin Howard
Kenneth Mark Rubin
Eric Brush
Charles D. Jamieson
Thomas M. Hoban, Jr.
Sara Ayers-Rigsby
Lorraine McDonough
Jim Mullinax
Kay W. Scott