Museum Matters w Andrew Kercher

Museum Matters with Andrew Kercher: The First Lightkeeper

Museum Matters is the perfect mix of education and entertainment. Andrew Kercher brings us tales, treasures, and all the insider knowledge of history in and around the Blue Water Area! From artifacts to anecdotes, this show has it all, and you won’t want to miss a second.

In this episode, Andrew talks about George McDonald, the first lightkeeper who worked at the original lighthouse when it was located where the Blue Water Bridge is at today. Find out what property he owned that was purchased for 8 barrels of rum, 3 rolls of tobacco, 1 belt, and 6 pounds of vermilion, (a toxic dye that was used to paint ceramics, murals, walls, and such).

Have a hankerin’ for more history? The Port Huron museums are waiting for you! For site hours, current exhibits, and educational programs offered you can visit phmuseums.org! Fancy learning some fun facts?

Enjoy the show, and stay tuned to Blue Water Healthy Living for future episodes of Museum Matters!

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