PO Box 83, Jamestown, RI 02835

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Organizations Filed Purposes: Beavertail Lighthouse Musuem Association is dedicated to the education of the general public and preservation of Beavertail's historic buildings and rich history as a center for lighthouse development.

2019 brought the completion of Renew the View! On October 7, 2019 the project was completed and all the overhead wires and cables were buried below the earth to restore the skyline back to 1935 historic scene. Continued efforts were made to this prestine enviroment to improve the enviromental interpretive programs, restore buildings, and grounds to continue to promote the organization's mission to build an education and learning experience for all vistors.

Lighthouse tower restoration completion: after being awarded a grant of $227,000 from the Champlin Foundations in December 2007 and in April 2009 a $50,000 matching grant from the RI Historical Preservation and Heritage Commission, the BLMA hired the Abcore Restoration Company, Inc. of Narragansett, RI, to carry out restoration work in the summer and fall of 2009. The exterior stonework was repointed, and the lantern and interior were fully restored. At the same time, significant repairs were carried out on the two dwellings. The project was completed in October 2009 and a grand reopening inviting the public to enjoy its beauty.In 2013 approval was granted from the Coast Guard to open an original tower entrance that had been boarded up in the hallway of the musuem. This new entrance to the tower was completed and fire proof doors were installed. Changes to the electrical room at the base of the tower were made, and finanally in 2013 the hallway floors, walls, and hand rails were all refurbished. Most of this work was supported through funds from the Van Beuren Grant and tower vistor donations.

Building Restoration Capital Capaign: Additional building improvements to the Museum buildings including repairs and improvements to the Inn Keepers Quarters. In 2013 The building restorations will continue to out buildings on the Beavertail Light House property utilizing funds from capaign, grants, & personal donations.2013 was a year of great strides in museum expansion: with a new relocated larger gift shop, a point of sale system installed and operational in spring of 2013, renovations to the main musuem building keepers quarters, first floor kitchen removed and a new smaller compact kitchen was built on the second floor, a new theater and interactive rooms were completed. These three rooms in addition to 11 new wall storyboard panels increases the museum's exhibit venue and will provide Beavertail vistors new historical experiences. The theater seats 12 people and shows a continueous DVD loop with history of RI Lighthouses. The interactive room in the musuem contains a state of the art touch screen display providing visitors interactive electronic exhibit experience. The old lens room panels were completly redesigned with five historical wall panels with dimensional visual information story boards. These panels will provide vistors interesting information about lens technology that the old panels lacked.2015 Funds from the VanBuren Fund used for repairs to the keepers house.

Executives Listed on Filing

Total Salary includes financial earnings, benefits, and all related organization earnings listed on tax filing

NameTitleHours Per WeekTotal Salary
Joan VessellaSecretary0$0
Stewart MorganDirector0$0
Suzi AndrewsDirector0$0
Sandra PatersonTreasurer0$0
David SmithVice President0$0
Linda WarnerDirector0$0
Diane BakleyPresident & CEO0$0
Steve MeadeDirector0$0
Varoujan KarentzDirector0$0
Eileen DonnellyDirector0$0
Ursula ParenteauDirector0$0
Lynn RoachDirector0$0
Robert DutsonDirector0$0

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