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

October through April 30 by appointment only.
Private Museum tours available available after hours or season
Please call the Print Shop office to make arrangements: 231.448.2254.

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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Hi everyone! This June, Picnic on the Patio is starting back up. Come join us on Wednesday's for a lunch-hour chat! 🦫🍽 ... See MoreSee Less

Hi everyone! This June, Picnic on the Patio is starting back up. Come join us on Wednesdays for a lunch-hour chat! 🦫🍽

Marine Museum Monday's are back! Starting June 17th join us every Monday for a lunch-hour chat! ... See MoreSee Less

Marine Museum Mondays are back! Starting June 17th  join us every Monday for a lunch-hour chat!

Uncover the secrets of Whiskey Point at the Print Shop Museum's latest exhibit, showcasing artifacts discovered by the NMU Archaeology team. Join us for a pop-up event on Wednesday afternoon 11-1 and interact with the four students who curated the exhibit. ... See MoreSee Less

Uncover the secrets of Whiskey Point at the Print Shop Museums latest exhibit, showcasing artifacts discovered by the NMU Archaeology team. Join us for a pop-up event on Wednesday afternoon 11-1 and interact with the four students who curated the exhibit.

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Kelsey you must have had a great time doing this! It looks amazing! Hugs and love 🥰🥰🥰

The Beaver Island Historical Society is actively seeking 3-4 additional Camp Counselors for out Kids Camp. $500, great experienes, lots of smiles, and a week spent with great people. See details below to join the team! 🦫 ... See MoreSee Less

The Beaver Island Historical Society is actively seeking 3-4 additional Camp Counselors for out Kids Camp. $500, great experienes, lots of smiles, and a week spent with great people. See details below to join the team! 🦫
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