Ponce Inlet Lighthouse and Museum offers several Outreach Educational Programs throughout the year. Students and teachers may choose to schedule one of these programs to enjoy in the comfort of their own classroom or media center. With the exception of guided tours and a few select workshops, the Preservation Association’s Educational Outreach Program offers hands-on interactive workshops and activities, historic reenactments, traveling exhibits, oral presentations, and much more!
Some samples of the programs available for outreach are: Virtual Lighthouse Tour, The Science of Light, Living at the Lighthouse, The Lighthouse Keepers Tasks, Digging at the Lighthouse, STEAM Lighthouse Laboratory, Florida Seminole Indians, and many more. Explore more programs at Educational Workshops And Activities (ponceinlet.org)
In keeping with the Association’s mission to preserve and disseminate the maritime and social history of the Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse, all available programs are provided FREE of CHARGE to Volusia County public and private school groups and at a nominal fee to those in neighboring districts. For more information visit: www.ponceinlet.org/Educational-Outreach-Program-6-74.html
Scheduling a visit from the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse is easy. Simply download and complete an Educational Outreach Request Form (see link below) and submit it to the museum's educational programs department by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by fax to (386) 761-3121. You can choose your desired workshop(s) from the list provided on the form. Educational Outreach Request Form
Explore upcoming outreach events in the month of March 2022…
Discover the History and Architecture of The Pacetti Hotel on 3/11/22
Come to Cracker Creek on 3/11/22 to enjoy a special outreach program hosted by the Lighthouse and Museum’s Registrar and Assistant Curator, Felipe De Paula. He will highlight the history and architecture of one of Volusia County’s oldest buildings, the Pacetti Hotel. This waterfront hotel is located on our museum grounds. Constructed in the 1880s, the Pacetti Hotel is a perfect example of the Florida Cracker style of architecture. The hotel features raised floors, local materials, large windows, and a shaded front porch. Come learn how Florida’s turn-of-the-century pioneers dealt with the rugged Florida outdoors in a time before centralized air conditioning became the norm.
This event is presented free of charge, brought to you by the Programs Department at Ponce Inlet Lighthouse and the Ponce De Leon Lighthouse Preservation Association. /OUTREACH--The-Historic-Pacetti-Hotel-and-Florida-Cracker-Architecture---Cracker-Creek-7-9856.html
Contact Ponce Inlet Lighthouse Programs Manager Zach Hopple at email@example.com or by phone at (386)761-1821 ext. 18 for more details and to reserve your spot!
Learn About Women Who Kept The Light on 3/17/22
Come to the Port Orange Library on 3/17/22 at 2PM to enjoy this fascinating program presented by Docent Jackie Mann.
Did you know that there were 141 documented women lighthouse keepers and that the U.S. Lighthouse Service was the first federal agency to hire women in occupations other than clerical, custodial or educational roles? Enjoy an inspiring address about Lighthouse Keeper Ida Lewis and discuss other women lighthouse keepers.
This event is presented free of charge, brought to you by the Friends of the Port Orange and the Ponce De Leon Lighthouse Preservation Association.
Please contact Port Orange Regional Library at (386) 322-5152 ext. 4 or Ponce Inlet Lighthouse Programs Manager Zach Hopple at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (386)761-1821 ext. 18 for more details!
Explore the Three Lighthouses of Volusia County
Come to the Enterprise Museum on 3/23/22 at 4PM to discover the three Lighthouses of Volusia County presented by Lead Docent John Mann and Programs Manager Zach Hopple.
Yes, everyone knows about the beautiful 175 foot tall, giant red brick lighthouse in Ponce Inlet, named a National Historic Landmark in 1998. It’s fun to visit, climb and learn its fascinating chronicle and the technology used to assist with navigation before anyone dreamed of GPS. However, Volusia County did have three lighthouses built along its coasts. The presentation will cover the history of lighthouses, facets of lighthouses throughout the world and history, with a special focus on the three lighthouses of Volusia County. And you will learn one of Volusia’s best kept historic secrets!
The Enterprise Museum is located at 360 Main Street Enterprise, Florida. For more information contact the Enterprise Museum at 386-259-5900. Admission is free but donations are always appreciated.