Currituck Beach Lighthouse/OBC
Twenty years ago, the Currituck
Beach Lighthouse was in need of repair. The nonprofit Outer Banks Conservationists
(OBC) was created to preserve the lighthouse when no one else was willing
to step in and restore the national landmark. Since then, the OBC has
spent more than two decades and nearly 1.5 million from private dollars
restoring, maintaining and operating the lighthouse. The OBC
opened the lighthouse to the public in 1991.
The Mission of Outer
...is to protect natural, cultural, and historic resources through
preservation and conservation of a sense of place, and through public
education, interpretation, and outreach, to instill these values in
others for the benefit of future generations.