This Monday was the official grand opening of the Souris Historic Lighthouse. Working on this project, I’ve had the opportunity to develop the identity, website, brochure, signage and—probably what’s been most interesting—interior and exterior interpretive signs.
Visitors to the lighthouse can take tours to the top and to the outer platform, and learn—in sort of a mini-museum—about the history of the light and surrounding area. The lighthouse also includes a local craft shop and interpretation of the history and formation of sea glass. Funds from the tours will go towards maintenance of the building.
This is particularly timely since the Federal Government has recently declared almost 1000 Canadian lighthhouses as “surplus“. Basically, it is now going to be up to communities to manage & maintain the surplus lighthouses. Which is exactly what Souris is doing.
Since I’ve been responsible for designing such a range of the communications material, we’ve been able to maintain a consistent look & feel throughout the experience. Hopefully the lighthouse will bring new visitors to the area!