Beaver Island Historical Society Welcomes You to Our Past

The Beaver Island Historical Society was founded in 1957 to collect and share the fascinating history of Beaver Island. A remote island in Lake Michigan, it has witnessed many interesting and unique historical events, and has been home to various groups including Native Americans, a Mormon branch known as the Strangites, Irish immigrants, fisherman, lumberjacks, and many more.

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.

For an overview of Beaver Island History please visit: http://www.beaverisland.net/beaver-island-history

Upcoming Events


Water/Ways Exhibit June 23 - August 5, 2018

Beaver Island Historical Society is pleased to present 4 Water Exhibits

Where: WHISKEY POINT: St. James Township Hall & CMU Boathouse
When: Mon. – Sat. 11 A.M. – 5 P.M. Sunday 1-4 P.M.

More details and schedule


Beaver Island Historical Society Museum Week

Museum Week July 15 - July 21, 2018

38th annual event provides a week of fun, entertainment and education

Where: Various locations on Beaver Island
When: Times vary by day

More details and schedule


Museum Hours

*The Museums are open Weekends and will return to daily operations beginning June 16, 2018 and close Labor Day Weekend.

Summer Hours
Monday - Saturday 11-5
Sunday 1-4

Phone
231-448-2254

King Strang

King Strang


Explore our history, find out about the king, fishing, shipwrecks, island life, natural history, our Irish heritage, and much more.

From Our Facebook Page

Thank you Beaver Island Fresh Fish Market for participating in the Michigan Sea Grant Conference at the Bilogical Station and representing Beaver Island's Tribal Fisherman. Awesome job! ... See MoreSee Less

Thank you Beaver Island Fresh Fish Market for participating in the Michigan Sea Grant Conference at the Bilogical Station and representing Beaver Islands Tribal Fisherman.  Awesome job!

Whiskey Point will be open for tours 9-11 a.m. Saturday 9/1. The museum hours for September: 1-4 p.m. Saturday & Sunday. ... See MoreSee Less

Whiskey Point will be open for tours 9-11 a.m. Saturday 9/1.  The museum hours for September: 1-4 p.m.  Saturday & Sunday.

 

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A beaver island first for me. Thank you

Dear Docents, Volunteers and Members of BIHS,

The Society invites you to an appreciation thank you event on Thursday, September 6th at the Donegal Bay Pavilion at 7:30 p.m. for dessert and punch, an opportunity to socialize and hopefully share a beautiful Beaver Island sunset. If you have a dessert you would like to share, please feel free to bring to the gathering.
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Beaver Island Fourth of July Parade 2018 video created by our Marketing Intern Charlie VanderKlipp ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Thanks for sharing!

Great job Charlie!

Nice job capturing the fun

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That was fun to watch!

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Photography by Frank Solle / Stillpoint Photography