Beaver Island Historical Society Welcomes You to Our Past

The Historical Society currently operates two museums on the Island, the Print Shop Museum and the Marine Museum, as well as two additional historical sites: Heritage Park and the Protar Home. We offer several resources and services to our visitors, including genealogical research, copies of archival photos, and a series of historical journals and other books for purchase. Additionally, we host many events throughout the year to promote the Island’s history.

Explore our history, find out about the king, fishing, shipwrecks, island life, natural history, our Irish heritage, and much more.

Beaver Island Historical Society Raffle

June 15, 2021
The BIHS is pleased to announce our Summer 2021 Raffle! Tickets are on sale now, and will be until the drawing, to be held on August 19th, 2021 at the Print Shop Museum at 8:00 pm. You do not need to be present to win. Tickets can be purchased with a donation of $25.00 (no limit on entries). Redeemable 09/19/21-10/2/21 OR 06/1/22 – 06/14/22.

⇒  Buy Tickets online here

PRIZES INCLUDE:
  • ROUND TRIP AIR TRAVEL FOR TWO (CHX-BI)
  • 3 NIGHTS AT BEAVER ISLAND LODGE
  • GUIDED 3 HOUR HISTORICAL TOUR OF THE ISLAND
  • FREE RENTAL OF KAYAK
  • PADDLE-BOARDS OR BIKES
  • PRIVATE TOUR OF LIGHTHOUSE AND MUSEUMS
  • PICNIC LUNCH AND HOME DINNER
  • SUNSET OR ISLAND CRUISE
  • GUIDED BIKE OR WALKING TOUR
  • LAKE GENESERATH SUNSET CRUISE
  • USE OF VEHICLE
  • ISLAND CRAFTER SOUVENIR
Questions? Visit the Contact Us page on our website!

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Join us Museum Week 2021 for our - new this year - Kids Camp!

Thursday, July 22nd, Kids Camp will include an adventure out to Miller's Marsh with the CMU Biological Station. This special kids day event will be held from 9am-12pm starting at the CMUBS Academic Center and travelling to Miller's Marsh.

Come Join Station Manager Mr. John Gordon and Operations Assistant Liam Daniels on our annual field trip for kids as part of Museum Week. Kids of all ages are welcome! Parents and guardians of children may also join CMUBS staff as we tour the wetlands, fields, and forests of CMU's Miller's Marsh. Kids will capture live snakes, use dip-nets to collect aquatic insects, learn about the ecology of the marsh, and much more!

Date: Thursday, July 22nd
Time: 9am-12pm
Cost: $10 per person
Location: CMUBS Academic Center 33850 East Side Drive
RSVP: Beaver Island Historical Society (231-448-2254)

*Please arrive 15 minutes early and wear water/mud-friendly shoes and clothes.

All proceeds benefit the Beaver Island Historical Society!
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I would like to let people know that you can find good information by searching old Emmett County records for Beaver Island because it was part of Emmett County before it became part of Charlevoix County. The oldest published map that has the Beaver Islands in it is in the AGS collection and it is dated in 1596 and forward from there.

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