Lighthouse Lecturer

Since the passing of the National Historic Lighthouse Preservation Act even more people are becoming aware of lighthouses not only for their historical value but also for their spectacular engineering feats, important economic role, and rich people-stories.  Lighthouses are fascinating!

Marie A. Blunt, experienced lighthouse lecturer, has personally visited over 450 lighthouses, serves as a volunteer lighthouse docent, and authored the popular book The Lighthouse Primer: An Introduction to Our Compelling Beacons. Her teaching style is engaging, informative, and tailored to the unique needs of each audience. Vibrant full color photos taken by her photographer husband accompany each lecture. By combining captivating storytelling with interactive demonstrations, she strives to create an immersive learning experience leaving a lasting impact on participants.

How might your group benefit from a lighthouse lecture? Consider one (or more) of these topics, or suggest additional ideas:

Introduction to Lighthouses




Basic Lighthouse History




Yesterday’s Navigation Technology




Lighthouse Architecture




Lighthouse Keepers: Yesterday and Today




To explore the possibility of a lighthouse program for your organization contact us.

Upcoming Lectures:

Participant Quotes:

  • “Marie’s passion for this topic was evident. She covered the obvious topics surrounding lighthouses but dove in a little deeper on the not so obvious. Her use of various games and hands-on activities helped reinforce the learning. I have a deeper appreciation for lighthouses in general. I also now want to learn more about the topic. A totally enjoyable learning experience.”
  • “Class was a great insight into the history of lighthouses, reasons for them and how they are used today.
  • “Marie is the best instructor I have ever had. She kept your interest and you could tell she enjoyed her class.”

Prior Lectures:

Marie A. Blunt lectures for Oak Island Lighthouse Docents
  • McHenry County College: Crystal Lake, IL
  • Oak Island Lighthouse: Oak Island, NC
  • Forever Learning Institute: South Bend, IN
  • Owls Club: Elkhart, IN
  • Greencroft Retirement Community: Goshen, IN
  • Michigan City Historical Society: Michigan City, IN
  • Michigan City Senior Center, Michigan City, IN
  • Second Half Adventurers: South Bend, IN
  • Exchange Club: Michigan City, IN