Lake Erie Islands Historical Society, The
Originally founded as the Put-in-Bay Centennial Committee, this organization was renamed the Lake Erie Islands Historical Society in 1985 when a group of dedicated island residents formed to make their vision of an island museum a reality. The first museum was opened at the historical Put-in-Bay Bottling Works building in 1987. A new 6,000 square foot main building was opened in 1998.
The Lake Erie Islands Historical Society welcomes all ages to explore the varied history of the beautiful islands of Lake Erie's Western Basin through our many displays. Providing a range of activities from children's programs to five weeks of Elderhostel each year, the Society also hosts seasonal events, tours and lectures. Open daily through the summer, weekends in both spring and fall and by appointment the rest of the year, the Lake Erie Islands Historical Society museum also houses a research library and archives.