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About Us

Shining a light on Jupiter's maritime history

 

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

As stewards of the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum and a partner in the National Conservation Lands, the Loxahatchee River Historical Society preserves and interprets the dynamic history, ancient cultural heritage and sensitive natural systems of the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse Outstanding Natural Area and the Loxahatchee River region.

What We Do

Preservation

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. 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.

Education

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 our astounding 5,000-year history and the spectacular nature of the Jupiter Inlet.

Operation

Our award-winning Staff and Volunteers provide tours, visitor services, programming and educational experiences to over 80,000 annual visitors.
Quick FAQ 2018 Overview

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

2018 Board of Directors

Charles Jamieson, Chairman
Robin Sykes, MD, Vice Chair
Marylou Shirar, Secretary
Hannah Axelband, Treasurer
Christine Laird Foster
Lori Houchin, Fundraising Chair
Joseph Kempe
Lynn Stockford
Don Wilber

2018 Staff

Jamie Stuve, President & CEO
Katrina Heller, Operations Manager
Kathleen Glover, Director of Marketing & Community Relations
Belle Forino, Director of Development
Lisa Ridgway, Accounting & Office Manager
Josh Liller, Historian & Collections Manager
Amanda Dixon, Program Director
Evan Nader, Program Assistant
Kelsey Cote, Program Assistant
Paige Vaughan, Visitor Services Lead
Joe Martino, Maintenance Chief
Jacques Pierre-Louis, Maintenance

Part-Time
Jessica McGraw, Development Assistant
Judy Wehage, Office Assistant
Jim St. Pierre, Special Projects
Tristan Serra, Intern