On This Site

This exhibit chronicles the historical significance of the site that the Museum sits on. Did you know a lighthouse once existed on the front terrace? In 1895, the Coast Guard ordered the construction of a Marine Hospital on the property later adding onto it in 1938. Hear oral histories from some of the patients and nurses who spent time there. Finally, before the Museum purchased the property in 2011, the site was owned by the St. Pierre family operating the St. Pierre School of Sport, a camp that many Island kids visited every summer. Hear some of the memories of the campers who called this campus home during their childhood summers.