Back in December I wrote about my first trip to Staten Island and promised that the National Lighthouse Museum would be getting it's own post...then I never got a chance to do it. With the end of year stuff that's always busy, multiple further adventures and then when the new year started I ended up getting into a project that saw me go through my entire tradelist and make sure it was correct on the Trading Card Database...and it's a good thing I did that since I found it was really inaccurate. The cards that were listed as being there but had been traded was smaller than I expected, but I found literally a few thousand cards that weren't listed that should have been. I finished that on Monday so now, finally, I have the time to write up another post.
The National Lighthouse Museum is located in Staten Island NY, right across the Hudson River from Brooklyn. It's a really cool museum for me because the vast majority of the story is told through scale models! Obviously that's something very important to me. The museum itself is located in one of the buildings that was used as the supply depot for the National Lighthouse organization...this was where the parts were stored and distributed to all the lighthouses in the USA. But it's not going to be in there long. By 2023 they plan to be in the building next door, also part of that system, that will offer them about 3 times more space for displays and artifacts. It was already great but being 3 times bigger can only be better when it comes to museums, so we are looking forward to that...we know for sure we will be going back when the new building is opened.