The National Archives has put together a coloring book based on architectural drawings of lighthouses found in Record Group 26. What a great way to engage kids (of any age) with lighthouses!
The downloadable PDF is available here or by going to their website at https://www.archives.gov/campaigns/lighthouse-coloring-book. The Archives is encouraging folks to share their creations on Twitter by using the hashtag #ColorOurCollections and tagging @usnatarchives. Alternatively, send your creations to me at email@example.com and I may share them too!
You can explore more architectural and maritime images in the Archives’ online Catalog.
Submitted by Candace Clifford, February 19, 2018
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Candace was the US Lighthouse Society historian from 2016 until she passed away in August 2018. For 30 years, her work involved lighthouse history. She worked with the National Park Service and the Council of American Maritime Museums. She was a noted author and was considered the most knowledgable person on lighthouse information at the National Archives. Books by Candace Clifford include: Women who Kept the Lights: a History of Thirty-eight Female Lighthouse Keepers , Mind the Light Katie, and Maine Lighthouses, Documentation of their Past.
2 thoughts on “National Archives Creates Lighthouse Coloring Book”
Tybee Island Lighthouse loves it! Great idea!
This is nice. But the illustration labeled as Franklin Island Lighthouse, Maine, is definitely not Franklin Island, Maine. There was never a structure like that in that location.