Beaver Island Historical Society Welcomes You to Our Past
The Beaver Island Historical Society was founded in 1957 to collect and share the fascinating history of Beaver Island. A remote island in Lake Michigan, it has witnessed many interesting and unique historical events, and has been home to various groups including Native Americans, a Mormon branch known as the Strangites, Irish immigrants, fisherman, lumberjacks, and many more.
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.
For an overview of Beaver Island History please visit: http://www.beaverisland.net/beaver-island-history
Water/Ways Exhibit June 23 - August 5, 2018
Beaver Island Historical Society is pleased to present 4 Water Exhibits
Where: WHISKEY POINT: St. James Township Hall & CMU Boathouse
When: Mon. – Sat. 11 A.M. – 5 P.M. Sunday 1-4 P.M.
Museum Week July 15 - July 21, 2018
38th annual event provides a week of fun, entertainment and education
Where: Various locations on Beaver Island
When: Times vary by day
*The Museums are open Weekends and will return to daily operations beginning June 16, 2018 and close Labor Day Weekend.
Monday - Saturday 11-5
Explore our history, find out about the king, fishing, shipwrecks, island life, natural history, our Irish heritage, and much more.
Photography by Frank Solle / Stillpoint Photography