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.

King Strang

King Strang

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.

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

Museum Hours

Closed for the season and will reopen May 2019.  Please call 231.448.2254 for more information.

From Our Facebook Page

"SAVE THE DATE"

Update: November 5, 2018, 7-8 p.m. the Historical Society will have a public meeting about our construction update at the Library. Our architect/board member Vince Ebersoldt will give a presentation and answer questions about BIHS plans for the reconstruction of the kitchen addition as exhibit / education / community space.
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UPDATE: The Print Shop office is closed and the phone is down temporarily due to the porch construction. Please call (231) 448-2259 to reach the director. ... See MoreSee Less

UPDATE- Meeting date changed to Monday evening November 5, same time and place.

Save the Date: November 6, 2018, 7-8 p.m.

The Historical Society will have a public meeting at the Library to present the Print Shop Addition plans and answer questions.

Meanwhile, pardon our dust, the porch repairs are progressing.
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UPDATE- Meeting date changed to Monday evening November 5, same time and place.

Save the Date: November 6, 2018, 7-8 p.m.

The Historical Society will have a public meeting at the Library to present the Print Shop Addition plans and answer questions.

Meanwhile, pardon our dust, the porch repairs are progressing.

 

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November 6 is Election Day. Some of us would like to attend but we are on the election boards in both townships and will be unable to attend,

Great job!!

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Photography by Frank Solle / Stillpoint Photography