Photo: Twin Lights Historical Society Historian Jenna Paterno displays the Twin Lights ornament
available in gift boxes at the museum store and on ine.
The best thing about holiday giving is that one gift to a loved one can also be one gift to the Twin Lights Historical Society. The Museum’s on-line and in person museum store is stocked full of unusual gift items for all ages and all interests, with an emphasis of course, on the Twin Lights, Lighthouses in general, Monmouth County, and navigation in the past.
New this year is a fascinating gold-colored ornament of the Twin Lights depicted with an artist’s rendering of the town below the historic lighthouse. The bottom of the ornament gives equal space and attention to each of the two lights, with the top of the ornament showing the world that while they are separate and independent lights, they are connected in the brownstone structure to differentiate this lighthouse from the nearby Sandy Hook Light when both were charted navigational aids. The gift box for the ornament, which is priced at $11.95, also includes a brief history of the building and proudly
proclaims that at one point these were the most powerful coastal lights in America.
Also available, but in a limited supply so order quickly if it’s your favorite, is the miniature three-dimensional Scaasis model of the Twin Lights suitable for tree-hanging. This one shows the full building along with one of the outbuildings, and some of the surrounding grounds. The ornament sells for $8.95, and a limited number of Scaasis models somewhat larger and meant for table or shelf display,
are also available at $19.95.
Do your seasonal shopping early and give your friends a holiday reminder of the Twin Lights. Visit the Museum Wednesdays through Sundays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. or shop on line at www.twilightslighthouse.org/store