Waterways Exhibition

JUNE 22- AUGUST 5, 2018
Beaver Island Historical Society is pleased to Present 4 Water Exhibits

Where: WHISKEY POINT: St. James Township Hall & CMU Boathouse
Mon. – Sat. 11 A.M. – 5 P.M.
Sunday 1-4 P.M.

Exhibit 1: Water/Ways – Offered by the Smithsonian Institution
Where: Museum On Main Street

Exhibit 2: Michigan Water Heritage Project – Offered by: Michigan Humanities, Office of the Great Lakes, Cranbrook Institute, Kalamazoo Nature Center, and Michigan State University

Exhibit 3: Changing Waters: Environmental Research in the Great Lakes- Offered by Central Michigan University Institute for Great Lakes Research and the CMU Biological Station. Tour the Boathouse, research facility and the MV Chippewa.
Hours: Thursday – Saturday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Exhibit 4: Visit the Madeline
Where: Beaver Island Municipal Marina June 22 & 23, 2018
Hours: 1-4 p.m.

Water/Ways Programming

June 22, 2018
Premiere Water/Ways Opening
Community Center: Keynote Address by Dave Dempsey, Senior Advisor 7-8:30 P.M.

June 23 Museum Open Houses
Pirate Party at the Point

July 6 Marine Museum—Chris Lechner Paddle Boarding the Archipelago and Beyond 7-8 P.M.

July 14 Scientific Cruise on the M.V.Chippewa

July 17 CMU Open House: Inside of Great Lakes Research at Whiskey Point Boathouse 10 A.M. – 4 P.M.

July 19 Children’s Field Trip to Miller’s Marsh 9 A.M. - 12 P.M.

July 21 CMU Inland Lakes Field Trip 9 - Noon

July 25 Big Mac Party: Municipal Marina Starts at 4 P.M.

July 26 Water/Ways Symposium @CMU Biological Station 10-3 P.M.

July 28 CMU Scientific Cruise on the M.V. Chippewa


A six week series on the following Wednesdays and Monday with speakers about various Water/Ways topics. Bring a lunch and enjoy. Noon-1 P.M.

June 27 CMU Ferry Study: Using the BIBCO Ferry to Monitor Water Quality in Northern Lake Michigan

July 2 Chris Lechner: Paddle Boarding the Great Lakes (Monday)

July 11 Dan O’Keefe: Great Lakes Fisheries and Invasive Species

July 18 Frank Hacket, B. I. Coast Guard History

July 25 Lori Taylor-Blitz: Third Coast Conversations.

August 1 Eli Baker, Tip of the Mitt Water Council, Protecting Your Watershed: Beaver Island Watershed Academy and Beetle Mania

"This was funded in part by the Michigan Humanities, the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Smithsonian Institution."