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.

Museum Hours

June 18 through Labor Day
11 AM-5 PM Daily.
Private Museum tours available available after hours or season
Please call the Print Shop office to make arrangements: 231.448.2254 or reserve online

The Beaver Island Historical Society is pleased to announce that the Northern Islander will again be published in the Print Shop where it began in 1850! In February, the Historical Society purchased the Northern Islander and Beaver Beacon from former owner Cynthia Johnson.

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Want to learn more about the Historical Society? Join us on 8/31 @ 7 PM at our annual meeting. It is a great opportunity to join and become a voting member.

Light snacks and beverages will be served.
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All donations received at our Saturday event “Women of the Watch” will be given to the Maui Historical Society.

Consider attending our event, enjoying the evening and helping Hawaiian Islanders.

Saturday 8/19 at 7PM @ the Print Shop Museum.
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