BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. — Construction of the Cape Canaveral Lighthouse Keeper's Cottage and Museum has wrapped up.
- Cape Canaveral Lighthouse Keeper's Cottage and Museum construction now complete
- 45th Space Wing Commander: "It's fitting we do this ceremony this week"
- Milestone reached during week of Apollo 11's 50th anniversary
The completion is a milestone for the Space Coast landmark during the celebration of Apollo 11's 50th anniversary, a place that shined a light of safety for mariners decades ago.
Supporters of the effort gathered to celebrate the restoration of the three cottages at the base of the 150 ft. tall lighthouse, which dates back to the 1880s.
The homes are where the keepers and their families lived.
The homes will be transformed into a museum with artifacts like the old lighthouse lens', Native American culture, plus maritime and space history.
"We go from the dream of what once was, can be again, to what is," said President of the Cape Canaveral Lighthouse Foundation Jim Underwood.
"It's fitting we do this ceremony this week. Fifty years ago this lighthouse stood tall as Armstrong, Aldrin and Collins went to the moon," said 45th Space Wing Commander Brig. Gen. Douglas Schiess
The project is a joint effort between the Cape Canaveral Lighthouse Foundation and 45th Space Wing.