Become a member!

We need your help! Whether you are a permanent or a part-time resident, a visitor or a tourist, a current or past member of the BIHS or a past member, or new to us entirely, you are important to us.


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Together we all have an opportunity to share with others the unique history of this beautiful place. As you are aware, history is not simply artifacts and dates, but rather people: Native Americans, French Trappers and Traders, Irish Fisherman, Mormons, and those who followed. Their stories are the stories of Beaver Island. This is what makes us special.

With your help the Beaver Island Historical Society can and will share this uniqueness within our community and with the thousands of tourists who visit the Island every year. By joining us and becoming a member of the Beaver Island Historical Society, you can and will be a vital participant in this endeavor.


10% discount on gift shop items

20% discount on genealogy research

Complimentary copy of Child of the Sea

Invitations to members-only gatherings and events


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You will be redirected to PayPal, where you can choose to pay using PayPal or a credit/debit card.

Note: If you are having problems completing the on-line membership form, please call us at 231-448-2254 and we can take your order over the phone.


Your Membership is active from the date of purchase. Our membership year runs from January 1 to December 31. 

A BIHS Membership is the perfect gift for any occasion! Select the level you'd like from the options at the top of the page, and you'll be able to enter the recipient's information on payment page.

Yes! You can support the Beaver Island Historical Society without purchasing a membership, or in addition to becoming a member. Please visit our Donations page for more information.