Keeping it Local: Lighthouse keepers, museum collections, and local authors 3/8/24 at 5:30pm butterfly

Published: Feb 21, 2024

Join Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History Museum collections manager Kathleen Aston for a presentation on the collections of lighthouse keeper Laura Hecox and how they helped inspire local author Lynn Guenther’s book Light of the Bay. Kathleen will describe Laura’s life and collections in the context of local regional history, including other lady lighthouse keepers, including the experience of facilitating Lynn’s research on the fascinating, exceptional Laura Hecox. 

Pioneer, naturalist, collector, activist, lighthouse keeper, museum benefactor—few people accomplished more in their lifetimes, or meant more to the history of Santa Cruz, than Laura Hecox. (1854–1919). The historical novel Light of the Bay brings Laura to life, telling her remarkable story from a first-person perspective. Learn More.

Sponsored by Pacific Grove Public Library Friends and Foundation.

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