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

Monday through Saturday 11 AM - 5PM
Sunday 1-4 PM
Private Museum tours available available after hours or season
Please call the Print Shop office to make arrangements: 231.448.2254.

Museum Week 2024
July 15 - July 19

Schedule & Information

THE PRINT SHOP MUSEUM WELCOMES THE NORTHERN ISLANDER NEWSPAPER!
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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The first Picnic on the Patio of the year is tomorrow! Join us for an informative lunch-hour chat every Wednesday at the Print Shop Museum, starting tomorrow! 🦫🍽 ... See MoreSee Less

The first Picnic on the Patio of the year is tomorrow! Join us for an informative lunch-hour chat every Wednesday at the Print Shop Museum, starting tomorrow! 🦫🍽

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wish I could come

Happy Father's Day from the Beaver Island Historical Society! Hoping all Father's have a great day! 🦫 ... See MoreSee Less

Happy Fathers Day from the Beaver Island Historical Society! Hoping all Fathers have a great day! 🦫

The first Marine Museum Monday is next Monday! Join us for an interesting and informative lunch-hour chat. Hope to see you there! ☘⛵️ ... See MoreSee Less

The first Marine Museum Monday is next Monday! Join us for an interesting and informative lunch-hour chat. Hope to see you there! ☘⛵️
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