Join the BRCC for a Special Presentation:

“Fayerweather Lighthouse:
Its Past, Present and Future”

Tuesday, April 18th from 7 to 8 PM
Burroughs Community Center

BRCC History Program Chair, Phil Blagys, will explore the important role that Fayerweather Lighthouse played in the development of Black Rock during the 19th and early 20th centuries including a look at the fascinating life of legendary lighthouse keeper Kate Moore.

This presentation will also detail recent preservation initiatives and ongoing efforts needed to ensure the future of this very important historic landmark. All are welcome to attend.



The Charles Cooper – Built by William Hall in Black Rock and launched on November 11, 1856.

A group of energized residents have recently formed the Black Rock Community Council History Committee, dedicated to the research and presentation of Black Rock’s history, the promotion of the fascinating history of Black Rock, and the celebration of our famous forebears.

The mission of the History Committee is “to promote the history of Black Rock through education and historic preservation initiatives in order to make the past a meaningful part of the present.”

Committee objectives include online resources on the BRCC website to promote Black Rock’s history, organizing tours and lectures, collecting resources and placing markers at historical locations throughout the community.

As we move forward with these efforts and involve more people, we can add many more endeavors to this program. The possibilities are limitless!

Do you have an interest in the history of Black Rock? Want to get involved? We meet monthly and your level of commitment can reflect the amount of time you are able to give. The committee also needs historical documents, photographs, relics, & oral history that help tell the tale of our community.

If you have interesting relics, maps or historical information you’d like to share, send us an email at