The Lighthouse Point Chapter, NSDAR, was formed in 1998 in Lighthouse Point, Broward County, Florida. The chapter name, and the symbol of the chapter, was derived from the 145 foot Hillsboro Lighthouse, also known as “The Big Diamond.” The lighthouse was first lit in 1907 and electrified in the late 1930′s. It became automated and unmanned in 1972. Although unmanned as a light station, the dwellings were converted into recreational cottages for senior military personnel. In 1978, the lighthouse and dwellings were placed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Thank you to the members of the DAR Lighthouse Point Chapter for their generous donation of the 50/50 Raffle ! All proceeds go towards the betterment of this Museum !
Photos by Minerva Bloom for the NASFL Museum