Preserving the Past to Teach the Future. Our mission is to collect, exhibit and educate people about Kenosha County history.

How do I light the historic 1866 Southport Lighthouse??

Families, friends, individuals or organizations can light the 1866 lighthouse for a special person, occasion, anniversary, birthday or memoriam. The lighthouse is lit the evening of the requested date from dusk to dawn and an accompanying ad is placed in the Kenosha News. The ad will always have a sketch of the lighthouse and says, THE LIGHT SHINES, Tonight the 1866 Kenosha (Southport) Lighthouse shines in honor of or memory of designated person. The cost is $35.00 for text and $50.00 with a photo and text. We do require a 7 – 10 day lead time, and placement can be made with staff at the Kenosha History Center, either in person or phone 262 -654- 5770 ext. 109.

Send an email to staff to "Light the Lighthouse" or to request more information.

Attached is brochure with more helpful information. click for brochure