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 - Saturday: 11AM - 5PM
Sunday: 1PM - 4PM

Beaver Island Historical Society Raffle

June 15, 2021
The BIHS is pleased to announce our Summer 2021 Raffle! Tickets are on sale now, and will be until the drawing, to be held on August 19th, 2021 at the Print Shop Museum at 8:00 pm. You do not need to be present to win. Tickets can be purchased with a donation of $25.00 (no limit on entries). Redeemable 09/19/21-10/2/21 OR 06/1/22 – 06/14/22.

⇒  Buy Tickets online here

PRIZES INCLUDE:
  • ROUND TRIP AIR TRAVEL FOR TWO (CHX-BI)
  • 3 NIGHTS AT BEAVER ISLAND LODGE
  • GUIDED 3 HOUR HISTORICAL TOUR OF THE ISLAND
  • FREE RENTAL OF KAYAK
  • PADDLE-BOARDS OR BIKES
  • PRIVATE TOUR OF LIGHTHOUSE AND MUSEUMS
  • PICNIC LUNCH AND HOME DINNER
  • SUNSET OR ISLAND CRUISE
  • GUIDED BIKE OR WALKING TOUR
  • LAKE GENESERATH SUNSET CRUISE
  • USE OF VEHICLE
  • ISLAND CRAFTER SOUVENIR
Questions? Visit the Contact Us page on our website!

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CEMETERY WALK August 8, 2021 ***CANCELED***

Due to an illness the walk and talk will be canceled. Thank you for your understanding.

The Historical Society
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TODAY @ 12:00:
Join us for a picnic on the patio at the Print Shop Museum. Today's topic will be a brief overview of the gutsy women of Beaver Island. Feel free to bring your lunch and listen in as we gather on the beautiful Print Shop patio!
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Why not try?

For $25 a ticket, you could win a vacation in HEAVEN ON EARTH. Don't miss out on this opportunity to partake in island life. Buy a ticket and better your chances in winning a vacation valued at more than $1500. Stay at the lodge, bike, swim, and more. If you are seeing this post, we already know you love Beaver Island, so why not enter our raffle?
Already live on or visit Beaver Island enough? If you win, this is the perfect gift for family and friends! Take a chance!

To partake in our raffle, contact the Beaver Island Historical Society 231-448-2254
OR visit the Print Shop Museum or Marine Museum to buy your ticket in person
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Why not try? 

For $25 a ticket, you could win a vacation in HEAVEN ON EARTH. Dont miss out on this opportunity to partake in island life. Buy a ticket and better your chances in winning a vacation valued at more than $1500. Stay at the lodge, bike, swim, and more. If you are seeing this post, we already know you love Beaver Island, so why not enter our raffle? 
Already live on or visit Beaver Island enough? If you win, this is the perfect gift for family and friends! Take a chance!

To partake in our raffle, contact the Beaver Island Historical Society 231-448-2254
OR visit the Print Shop Museum or Marine Museum to buy your ticket in person

Make sure you come to Marine Museum Mondays this week!

Our Marine Museum intern Matthew Swarthout will be talking about the interesting history of the Bob S., the fishing tug next to the museum.

Bring a lunch, and afterwards you can head onto the vessel and see the history for yourself!

Where: Marine Museum
When: Monday (8/2) at 12:15pm

Hope to see you there!
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Make sure you come to Marine Museum Mondays this week!

Our Marine Museum intern Matthew Swarthout will be talking about the interesting history of the Bob S., the fishing tug next to the museum.

Bring a lunch, and afterwards you can head onto the vessel and see the history for yourself!

Where: Marine Museum
When: Monday (8/2) at 12:15pm

Hope to see you there!

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Matt will be giving a talk about me???.....lol

This is my favorite museum!

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