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

Beginning June 19
Open 7 days/week 11am-5pm
Appointments available after hours or season. Please call the Print Shop office to make arrangements: 231.448.2254

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This story along with others is apart of our Summer of Love Interactive Exhibit at the Mormon Print Shop. Stop in and share your Beaver Island Love Story.

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Bill and Nadra were engaged on Beaver Island, directly in Lake Michigan.

Vietnam was calling his name, and she wanted a proposal. In typical Bill fashion, he threw her into the lake while his parents, Clyde and Thelma watched from the family cottage on Sand Bay, and asked the question.

It might not have been the dream proposal Nadra always wanted, but the love and marriage were more than the two could have ever dreamed of. They were married on June 24th, 1972 and were together until Bill's passing in 2020.
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This story along with others is apart of our Summer of Love Interactive Exhibit at the Mormon Print Shop.  Stop in and share your Beaver Island Love Story.

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Bill and Nadra were engaged on Beaver Island, directly in Lake Michigan.  

Vietnam was calling his name, and she wanted a proposal.  In typical Bill fashion, he threw her into the lake while his parents, Clyde and Thelma watched from the family cottage on Sand Bay, and asked the question.

It might not have been the dream proposal Nadra always wanted, but the love and marriage were more than the two could have ever dreamed of.  They were married on June 24th, 1972 and were together until Bills passing in 2020.

It took 4 strong men on Tuesday to try to get this couch back upstairs at the Mormon Print Shop but these gals were the ones who successfully made it up the stairs.

Our museum wouldn't operate if it wasn't for our volunteers and members of the community who are always willing to lend an extra hand to make all things happen around here.

Thank you all.
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It took 4 strong men on Tuesday to try to get this couch back upstairs at the Mormon Print Shop but these gals were the ones who successfully made it up the stairs.  

Our museum wouldnt operate if it wasnt for our volunteers and members of the community who are always willing to lend an extra hand to make all things happen around here.  

Thank you all.

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Way to go girls!

Girls with Muskules !!

I was one of those men. Kudos to the women to get the job done.

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Please excuse our mess at the Print Shop. We are curating new exhibits and revamping our old ones. ... See MoreSee Less

Please excuse our mess at the Print Shop.  We are curating new exhibits and revamping our old ones.
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