Keeper Program

The Tawas Point Lighthouse Keeper Program is administered by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Michigan History Center (MHC). The Tawas Point Lighthouse Historian, Laurie Perkins, manages the selection and orientation process. All applicants have been notified.

An abbreviated Keeper orientation was held on April 24 via video conference and can be viewed here. Additional materials include a welcome to Tawas Point State Park from Micah Jordan, DNR Park Supervisor. A packet of Keeper materials was sent in advance and can be viewed here. Jane Chandler, President of the Friends of Tawas Point Lighthouse and State Park gave a history of the two lighthouses at Tawas Point. A copy of her presentation can be found here.

Update, May 27: The lighthouse will remain closed for the remainder of 2020.

Please note that while the Friends of Tawas Point Lighthouse and State Park support this program, we have no input in the selection process.

Orientation day 2018