LEMPSTER — The Unity Historical Society will host a meeting on lighthouses at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 21 at the Unity Town Hall on 2nd NH Turnpike.

New England Lighthouses and the People Who Kept Them will be the subject of the meeting with presenter Jeremy D’Entremont.

“There’s something about lighthouses” that gives them broad appeal, but their vital role in our history and culture is little appreciated, according to a press release.

The early nation was built on maritime economy and lighthouses were part of the system that made that possible, a spokesperson said. Due to automation, traditional lighthouse keeping is a way of life that has faded into the past, D’Entremont said.

During his talk, D’Entremont will tell the history of New England’s historic and picturesque lighthouses, primarily focusing on the colorful and dramatic stories of lighthouse keepers and their families.

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