Museum Week

Museum Week 2018

Our Sponsors

Sponsorships help us to fund Museum Week and our other community events. Below is a list and links of participating businesses. Museum Week 2019 #39 will be July 14- 20. Programming details will be shared soon.


Saturday, July 14, 2018
Whiskey Point CMU Boathouse: Scientific Cruise on the M.V. Chippewa.  1 & 3 p.m. Seats are still available for the 3 o'clock cruise.  Register at the Print Shop. $25.00 per person. Cruises limited to 9 people.

Sunday, July 15, 2018
“This Place Matters” A picnic at the Beaver Head Lighthouse. 1- 5
We will be serving Hotdogs and Chips.  The public is encouraged to bring a dish to pass, beverage of choice and personal chairs.  We will have a short talk, music, and old-fashioned games.  Come and show your support, "This Place Matters."

Monday, July 16
Heritage Park: 12-4 Blacksmiths Hotdog Lunch and Children's crafts (Paper Dragons) 12-1, Blacksmithing by the Michigan Blacksmithing Artist Association: 1-4
Print Shop: Music on the Porch 7-9

Tuesday, July 17
Whiskey Point CMU Boathouse: CMU Open House: Inside of Great Lakes Research 10-4
Heritage Park: 12-4 Blacksmiths Hotdog Lunch and Children's crafts (Paper Dragons) 12-1, Blacksmithing by the  Michigan Blacksmith Artist Association: 1-4
Holy Cross Church: 1-2 Singers of the Teal Lake Drum, Baraga History Talk & Walk 2-4
BI Community Center: Laurie Sommers presentsA Tribute to Barry Pischner and Beaver Island's Balladeers  7-9

Note:  Please drop off items to be appraised Wednesday evening Antiques Appraisal Show at the Community Center between 12-3  today!  A receipt will be issued and items will be securely stored overnight for research and returned after the show on Wednesday evening. 
The registration is limited to two items per family, $10 for the first item,  $5 for the second item.

Wednesday, July 18
Heritage Park:  2-4  Last Day, Blacksmithing Demonstrations by the Michigan Backsmith Artist Association

Whiskey Point:  11:30-1 “Picnic at the Point” Week 4, Native Water Ceremony performed by Theresa Keshick & JD Gibson and talk about the Beaver Island USCG History with Frank Hacket.
Gregg Fellowship Center: Art Show 12-4
Protar’s House: Living History & Tour 12-4
B.I. Community Center: Antiques Appraisal Show  with Chuck and Ward  7-9  (See Tuesday instructions for submitting objects for show)

Thursday, July 19
CMU Biological Station: Children's Field Trip to Miller's Marsh 9-12 pm.  Please register at the Print Shop.  Cost is $10 per child. Sack lunch NOT included. SEATS ARE STILL AVAILABLE
Gregg Fellowship Center: Art Show   12-4
Protar’s House: Living History & Tour 12-4
Marine Museum: Sounds of the Harbor with Adam Fogg 12-1 & Meet the Fishing Families, and Boat Captains 1-4
Beaver Island Community School: State of the School Address and Ice Cream Social 4:30-6 p.m. BICS Superintendent Wil Cwikiel will give a School address with fun past and present school facts.
In the evening check out the Beaver Island Music Festival!

Friday, July 20
Jewell Gillespie Beach11- 2 Water Carnival: Paper Boatbuilding with a shoreline race, face painting, vintage bike show and bike decorating, and children's bike parade, along with entertainment from Clark the Juggler.
Gregg Fellowship Center: Art Show  12- 4
Protar’s Cabin: Living History 12- 4
BI Community Center: 7- 9 L.J. Denemy will give a presentation titled, NIIBI MIINWA ANAANGONSOK (WATER AND STARS). L.J. Denemy is the Title VI Indian Education Coordinator for the Charlevoix Public Schools. His presentation will share general knowledge about the Anishinaabe culture with stories about his Beaver Island heritage.

Saturday, July 21
CMU Biological Station: 9-12 p.m. Inland Lakes Tour with Dan Benjamin.  Adults $25, Sack Lunch INCLUDED. Please register at the Print Shop. SEATS ARE STILL AVAILABLE
B.I. Library: A special story hour with Lori E. Taylor, author of Bamboozled on Beaver Island. She will entertain children and the young at heart with a festive garden walk and a puppet show. 1-2:30
Holy Cross Hall: Bingo returns! 7 -9 The doors will open at 6:40 and games begin promptly at 7 p.m.

Saturday, July 28
Whiskey Point CMU Boathouse: Scientific Cruise on the M.V. Chippewa.  1 & 3 p.m. SEATS ARE STILL AVAILABLE for both cruises.  Register at the Print Shop. $25.00 per person. Cruises limited to 9 people.