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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Coming up, 78's for the People! On July 24th, a jam session will be taking place at the Print Shop Museum. DJ Alex Tank will be playing original 78 records on a modern truntable. This is a great event that gives you the chance to hear those old hits in a modern way! 🎵 ... See MoreSee Less

Coming up, 78s for the People! On July 24th, a jam session will be taking place at the Print Shop Museum. DJ Alex Tank will be playing original 78 records on a modern truntable. This is a great event that gives you the chance to hear those old hits in a modern way! 🎵

Tomorrow is the last day of the Art Show! Make sure you stop in and check out beautiful art made by local Beaver Island Artists! ... See MoreSee Less

Tomorrow is the last day of the Art Show! Make sure you stop in and check out beautiful art made by local Beaver Island Artists!

Visit the campus this Friday and chat with the research students. ... See MoreSee Less

Visit the campus this Friday and chat with the research students.

This Island has no shortage of creativity. During 2024 Museum Week, we feature local artists and their talents. Come on out to the Gregg Fellowship Center and experience the Beaver Island Historical Society Art Show.

Wednesday-Friday
11 AM - 4 PM

We hope to see you there!
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This Island has no shortage of creativity. During 2024 Museum Week, we feature local artists and their talents. Come on out to the Gregg Fellowship Center and experience the Beaver Island Historical Society Art Show. 

Wednesday-Friday
11 AM - 4 PM

We hope to see you there!
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