The National Lighthouse Museum's mission is to preserve and educate on the maritime heritage of lighthouses and lightships for generations to come.
The National Lighthouse Museum Board of Trustees, Board of Advisors and FRIENDS will advocate, help preserve, and raise funds for establishing a National Lighthouse Museum at the old US Lighthouse “SUPER” Depot site on Staten Island, initially opening a pilot museum in Building #11 and continuing the fund raising efforts toward the expansion of the National Lighthouse Museum into Building #10, partnering with government agencies, non-profits, corporations, foundations and other organizations to promote and support historical, educational, cultural, recreational and other related activities at the site, while enhancing the historical significance and maritime heritage of lighthouses throughout our nation.
The purposes of The National Lighthouse Museum shall be:
■To establish and maintain a history museum open to the public relating to lighthouses and located on Staten Island, County of Richmond, New York.
■To collect, preserve, and interpret objects related to the history and technology of lighthouses located, in the past or present, at sites throughout the United States.
■To research, document and disseminate information on the history and technology of American lighthouses.
■To create and maintain an archive of artifacts and materials related to American lighthouses.
■To foster research of American lighthouse history.
■To serve as a contact point for public inquiry and assistance with respect to American lighthouse history, research, education, collections and programs
■To celebrate American lighthouse heritage through education programs, publications, films, festivals, living history, lighthouse trails, conferences, and other such offerings.
■To support other existing and future lighthouse museums, organizations and sites.
■To establish partnerships with other organizations to attain the above goals.