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

September Hours
1-4 PM Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
Private Museum tours available available after hours or season
Please call the Print Shop office to make arrangements: 231.448.2254 or reserve online

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The Print Shop Museum will be open on Wednesday & Thursday 1-4 PM through the month of December. We have books and toys in the giftshop for your holiday shopping. ... See MoreSee Less

The Print Shop Museum will be open on Wednesday & Thursday 1-4 PM through the month of December.  We have books and toys in the giftshop for your holiday shopping.

Please join us in supporting the Beaver Head Lighthouse Preservation Project by making a tax deductible donation. www.beaverislandhistory.org/donation/

The Beaver Island Historical Society will host Eastern Michigan University’s Historic Preservation Program May 20-28, 2023. The Society is excited to welcome back the field school staff and students to continue preservation work at the Beaver Head Lighthouse.
Last spring the preservation group repaired and painted screen doors, wainscot in the tower, documented the buildings and created a variety of adaptive uses for consideration. The Museum Studies group inventoried artifacts for the Historical Society and noted possible artifacts for a future lighthouse display.
The graduate group will continue completing needed restoration/preservation work with an end goal that enhances public access to the third oldest lighthouse on the Great Lakes! For more information please check our website link for the lighthouses to read the EMU newsletter and 2022 report.https://www.beaverislandhistory.org/lighthouses/#restoration
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Please join us in supporting the Beaver Head Lighthouse Preservation Project by making a tax deductible donation.  https://www.beaverislandhistory.org/donation/

The Beaver Island Historical Society will host Eastern Michigan University’s Historic Preservation Program May 20-28, 2023.  The Society is excited to welcome back the field school staff and students to continue preservation work at the Beaver Head Lighthouse. 
Last spring the preservation group repaired and painted screen doors, wainscot in the tower, documented the buildings and created a variety of adaptive uses for consideration. The Museum Studies group inventoried artifacts for the Historical Society and noted possible artifacts for a future lighthouse display.  
The graduate group will continue completing needed restoration/preservation work with an end goal that enhances public access to the third oldest lighthouse on the Great Lakes! For more information please check our website link for the lighthouses to read the EMU newsletter and 2022 report.https://www.beaverislandhistory.org/lighthouses/#restoration

Please join us in supporting the Beaver Head Lighthouse Preservation Project by making a tax deductible donation. www.beaverislandhistory.org/donation/

The Beaver Island Historical Society will host Eastern Michigan University’s Historic Preservation Program May 20-28, 2023. The Society is excited to welcome back the field school staff and students to continue preservation work at the Beaver Head Lighthouse.

Last spring the preservation group repaired and painted screen doors, wainscot in the tower, documented the buildings and created a variety of adaptive uses for consideration. The Museum Studies group inventoried artifacts for the Historical Society and noted possible artifacts for a future lighthouse display.

The graduate group will continue completing needed restoration/preservation work with an end goal that enhances public access to the third oldest lighthouse on the Great Lakes! For more information please check our website link for the lighthouses to read the EMU newsletter and 2022 report.https://www.beaverislandhistory.org/lighthouses/#restoration

Donations received are restricted to Lighthouse Activities and used to help sponsor student travel, lodging and meals during field school. Donations can be made via www.beaverislandhistory.org/donation/. Please select “Donation to Beaver Head Lighthouse Preservation Project.” Donations may also be mailed directly to the Beaver Island Historical Society, PO Box 263, Beaver Island, MI 49782. Please note on your check "Beaver Head Lighthouse." Thank you for your ongoing help supporting our efforts to host staff & students or purchase supplies for restoration work. Be sure to follow the Beaver Island Historical Society on social media for progress updates: Beaver Island Historical Society
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Please join us in supporting the Beaver Head Lighthouse Preservation Project by making a tax deductible donation. https://www.beaverislandhistory.org/donation/

The Beaver Island Historical Society will host Eastern Michigan University’s Historic Preservation Program May 20-28, 2023.  The Society is excited to welcome back the field school staff and students to continue preservation work at the Beaver Head Lighthouse. 

Last spring the preservation group repaired and painted screen doors, wainscot in the tower, documented the buildings and created a variety of adaptive uses for consideration. The Museum Studies group inventoried artifacts for the Historical Society and noted possible artifacts for a future lighthouse display.  

The graduate group will continue completing needed restoration/preservation work with an end goal that enhances public access to the third oldest lighthouse on the Great Lakes! For more information please check our website link for the lighthouses to read the EMU newsletter and 2022 report.https://www.beaverislandhistory.org/lighthouses/#restoration

Donations received are restricted to Lighthouse Activities and used to help sponsor student travel, lodging and meals during field school.   Donations can be made via https://www.beaverislandhistory.org/donation/.  Please select “Donation to Beaver Head Lighthouse Preservation Project.”  Donations may also be mailed directly to the Beaver Island Historical Society, PO Box 263, Beaver Island, MI 49782.  Please note on your check Beaver Head Lighthouse. Thank you for your ongoing help supporting our efforts to host staff & students or purchase supplies for restoration work.  Be sure to follow the Beaver Island Historical Society on social media for progress updates: Beaver Island Historical Society
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The Beaver Island Historical Society is pleased to announce receipt of a grant from the Charlevoix County Community Foundation to fund technology upgrades to our museums. Included in the upgrade will be an Ipad & stand at both museums with additional slides about the exhibits and a projector for our evening events. Thank you C3F! ... See MoreSee Less

The Beaver Island Historical Society is pleased to announce receipt of a grant from the Charlevoix County Community Foundation to fund technology upgrades to our museums.  Included in the upgrade will be an Ipad & stand at both museums with additional slides about the exhibits and a projector for our evening events.  Thank you C3F!

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