After nearly 93 years beaming over the Palos Verdes Peninsula coast, the historic Fresnel lens of the Point Vicente Lighthouse has made its new home on display at the Point Vicente Interpretive Center.
The lens is one of two new permanent exhibits at the museum, including an exploration of the whaling industry, both locally at Portuguese Bend in the late 19th century and around the world.
The new exhibits will open to the public during the City of Rancho Palos Verdes' annual Whale of a Day Celebration April 13, 2019. They were made possible with funding from the California Natural Resource Agency's California Cultural and Historical Endowment Museum Grant Program.
These two exhibits are part of a larger concept "Phase II" to incorporate new exhibitions that explore the human and natural history of the Palos Verdes Peninsula. Future exhibits may be incorporated when additional grants and funding becomes available.