Starting July 8 parking at Brookline Village will be limited due to the Pierce School construction.

Please note: The Brookline Village Library will be closed on Sundays from June 16 to September 1.

Boston Light with Sally Snowman

Boston Light – the first established Light Station in colonial America – began lighting the way for safe navigation into the fledgling maritime port of Boston in 1716. The Fresnel Lens in the lantern room and fog signal apparatus situated on Little Brewster Island at the entrance to Boston Harbor continues as an active Coast Guard maintained as an aid-to-navigation, today. However, its notoriety in the maritime community as the “the last manned Coast Guard Light Station” in the country is coming to closure with the retirement of Sally Snowman, its 70th keeper.  A power-point presentation provide photos of Boston Light’s 307 years of history and few photo anecdotes of Sally’s experiences as a 21st Century Keeper.

Sally Snowman, Ph.D., Keeper of Boston Light 2003-2023, is an educator, author, and the USCG Boston Light historian. Husband, Jay Thomson and Sally have co-authored two books: “Boston Light – A historical perspective” (1999) and “Boston Light – Arcadia Images of America” (2016); and “Sammy the Boston Lighthouse Dog” written for children by Sally (2005).

Photo Credit: USPS, by Daniel Afzal

This event is generously sponsored by the Brookline Library Foundation.

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Thursday, October 3, 2024

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Brookline Village - Hunneman Hall
361 Washington Street, Brookline, MA 02445, United States


Hunneman Hall is located on the second floor of the Brookline Village Library. To access, use one of the main entrances, which are equipped with ramps and door openers, followed by the elevator in the atrium. This venue is equipped with assistive listening transmitters and devices, available upon request.

Need aids or accommodations? Email our administration team or give us a call at 617-730-2360 for more information.

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