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

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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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY - EDITOR
We are seeking a qualified individual to fill a year-round part-time position. The successful candidate will oversee the production of the Northern Islander, a monthly newspaper and contribute to a semi-annual magazine, the Beaver Beacon.
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Year Round Part-time job, minimum of 20 hours per week. Please call 231.448.2254 or email editor@beaverislandhistory.org for more information. ... See MoreSee Less

Year Round Part-time job, minimum of 20 hours per week. Please call 231.448.2254 or email editor@beaverislandhistory.org for more information.

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Job . Job. Job⬇️⬇️⬇️EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
EDITOR

The Beaver Island Historical Society, home of the Print Shop Museum is in the process of acquiring the Northern Islander newspaper and the Beaver Beacon magazine.

The Print Shop Museum was the original home of the Northern Islander and the Daily Northern Islander from 1850-1857. The Historical Society is thrilled to bring the paper back home to showcase our community.

We are seeking a qualified individual to fill a year-round part-time position.

The successful candidate will oversee the production of the Northern Islander, a monthly newspaper and contribute to a semi-annual magazine, the Beaver Beacon.

Required qualifications:
*Experience and skill in creative writing
*Ability to edit the written work of others
*Previous experience demonstrating the ability to manage others
*Demonstrate proficiency in social media, graphics, and a web production.
*Ability to collaborate with community journalists and the Executive Editor
*An interest in and knowledge of Beaver Island
*Ability to apply good communication and listening skills when interviewing people and gathering article information
*Attention to detail and proofreading skill
*Experience adhering to the highest editorial and technical style standards
*Demonstrate time management skills and ability to work independently

Preferred qualifications:
*Bachelor’s degree in English or related field
*A valid driver's license and a reliable source of transportation
*Experience with Mac computers and the Adobe suite (InDesign and some Photoshop)
*5+ years demonstrated excellence in content creation or editing, including online publishing

Work Location and hours:
Beaver Island Historical Society
26275 Main Street
Beaver Island, MI 49782
Phone (231) 448-2254
Flexible scheduling for part-time 20 hours per week (minimum)

If this job posting fits your skills and experience, visit our website to learn more about us. beaverislandhistory.org

How to Apply:
Please submit a resume with cover letter and references soon to the address listed below. This position will remain open until filled.

Beaver Island Historical Society
PO Box 263
Beaver Island, MI 49782
Or email: Director@beaverislandhistory.org
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Job . Job. Job⬇️⬇️⬇️

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
EDITOR

The Beaver Island Historical Society, home of the Print Shop Museum is in the process of acquiring the Northern Islander newspaper and the Beaver Beacon magazine.

The Print Shop Museum was the original home of the Northern Islander and the Daily Northern Islander from 1850-1857. The Historical Society is thrilled to bring the paper back home to showcase our community.

We are seeking a qualified individual to fill a year-round part-time position.

The successful candidate will oversee the production of the Northern Islander, a monthly newspaper and contribute to a semi-annual magazine, the Beaver Beacon.

Required qualifications:
*Experience and skill in creative writing
*Ability to edit the written work of others
*Previous experience demonstrating the ability to manage others
*Demonstrate proficiency in social media, graphics, and a web production.
*Ability to collaborate with community journalists and the Executive Editor
*An interest in and knowledge of Beaver Island
*Ability to apply good communication and listening skills when interviewing people and gathering article information
*Attention to detail and proofreading skill
*Experience adhering to the highest editorial and technical style standards
*Demonstrate time management skills and ability to work independently

Preferred qualifications:
*Bachelor’s degree in English or related field
*A valid driver's license and a reliable source of transportation
*Experience with Mac computers and the Adobe suite (InDesign and some Photoshop)
*5+ years demonstrated excellence in content creation or editing, including online publishing

Work Location and hours:
Beaver Island Historical Society
26275 Main Street
Beaver Island, MI 49782
Phone (231) 448-2254
Flexible scheduling for part-time 20 hours per week (minimum)

If this job posting fits your skills and experience, visit our website to learn more about us. beaverislandhistory.org

How to Apply:
Please submit a resume with cover letter and references soon to the address listed below. This position will remain open until filled.

Beaver Island Historical Society
PO Box 263
Beaver Island, MI 49782
Or email: Director@beaverislandhistory.org
... See MoreSee Less

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
EDITOR

The Beaver Island Historical Society, home of the Print Shop Museum is in the process of acquiring the Northern Islander newspaper and the Beaver Beacon magazine. 

The Print Shop Museum was the original home of the Northern Islander and the Daily Northern Islander from 1850-1857. The Historical Society is thrilled to bring the paper back home to showcase our community. 

We are seeking a qualified individual to fill a year-round part-time position. 

The successful candidate will oversee the production of the Northern Islander, a monthly newspaper and contribute to a semi-annual magazine, the Beaver Beacon.  

Required qualifications:
*Experience and skill in creative writing  
*Ability to edit the written work of others
*Previous experience demonstrating the ability to manage others 
*Demonstrate proficiency in social media, graphics, and a web production.
*Ability to collaborate with community journalists and the Executive Editor
*An interest in and knowledge of Beaver Island
*Ability to apply good communication and listening skills when interviewing people and gathering article information
*Attention to detail and proofreading skill
*Experience adhering to the highest editorial and technical style standards
*Demonstrate time management skills and ability to work independently

Preferred qualifications:
*Bachelor’s degree in English or related field
*A valid drivers license and a reliable source of transportation 
*Experience with Mac computers and the Adobe suite (InDesign and some Photoshop)
*5+ years demonstrated excellence in content creation or editing, including online publishing

Work Location and hours:
Beaver Island Historical Society
26275 Main Street
Beaver Island, MI 49782
Phone (231) 448-2254
Flexible scheduling for part-time 20 hours per week (minimum)

If this job posting fits your skills and experience, visit our website to learn more about us. beaverislandhistory.org

How to Apply:
Please submit a resume with cover letter and references soon to the address listed below. This position will remain open until filled. 

Beaver Island Historical Society
PO Box 263
Beaver Island, MI 49782
Or email: Director@beaverislandhistory.org

The Beaver Island Historical Society to Acquire the Northern Islander and Beaver Beacon.

The Beaver Island Historical Society is pleased to announce the Northern Islander will once again be published from the Print Shop where it began 173 years ago in 1850! The Beaver Island Historical Society is in the process of purchasing the newspaper.

The Northern Islander was originally published by James Strang as a weekly paper. The subscription rate was $2 per year and advertising was $1 for twelve lines per square inch for 3 ads. The papers were sold locally, regionally and mailed to subscribers once a month.

Strang described the newspaper in 1850 as a gazette of the islands devoted to their interests, a vehicle of general news, literature, science and the arts written by Mormons, but not the official organ of the church but a paper of general reading. Strang ended his pitch with …this brief exposure of our intentions, we offer our Journal to those who think it worth the purchase. Oddly enough, some of those founding principles will apply today!

The new edition of the Northern Islander will be a 24-page paper printed on tabloid sheets devoted to the island community and the first BIHS Northern Islander edition will be published in April.

Until then, the Historical Society wishes to thank our previous editor, Cynthia Hector Johnson, for her entertaining and informative journalism over the years.

The Beaver Beacon will be a high gloss collectible magazine published bi-annually, sold locally, mail subscribers and offered online. The content will be focused on the unique history and arts of the Beaver Island Archipelago featuring stories about lighthouses, maritime life, Native Americans, geology, geography, and island life. The first issue of the Beaver Beacon will likely be in available this fall.

The Beaver Island Historical Society has a mission to preserve and share the unique history of Beaver Island and the Archipelago. We will advance our mission by expanding our operations to present the local news of our community through storytelling and outreach. The new publication will be community-based and adhere to the best practices of community journalism–written by the community about the community.

Subscribers and advertisers will soon be notified of new management and to confirm the rates and publication dates for the Northern Islander will stay the same through 2023. We hope you enjoy the new version of the Northern Islander newspaper and will choose to remain or become a new customer. Please contact us at editor@beaverislandhistory.org or (231) 448-2254 for more information.

Also be on the lookout for a job posting for our future editor ✍️.


Sincerely,
Lori Taylor-Blitz
Executive Director
Beaver Island Historical Society
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Looking forward to reading both of these publications.

Yay! Great news 😀

Congratulations

This will be the best! So excited to see what this can be!

Great!

Congratulations

Excited to hear this! Congratulations!

Congratulations!

Congratulations!

Congratulations!!

Congratulations

Excellent idea and choice!

Awesome! I hope you reach out to tribal citizens for input. Megwech!

I’m so pleased!

Congratulations!

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Lori! You rock!

Great news Thanks for all you do

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