About Us

Mission:

The purpose of the Society is to preserve and share the unique history of Beaver island and the Archipelago.

Vision:

The Society will share the unique historical stories of the Archipelago through the renovated and expanded museums.

Board Meetings:

Meetings are held the third Thursday of each month at 7 pm at Peaine Township Hall located at 36825 King's Hwy, Beaver Island (no meeting in December).
View past meeting minutes- Go to About Us → Board Meetings→ Choose Year and Month

Board Officers and Trustees:

President: Angel Welke
Vice President: Tracy Paquin
Secretary: Maeve Green
Treasurer: Roberta (Bobbi) Welke

Trustees:
Joe Calian
Vincent Ebersoldt
Mark Engelsman
Jacque LaFreniere
Larissa McGinnity
Dick Mulvihill
Sheri Timsak
Craig Turnbull
Alan Vicstein

Honorary Trustee: Alvin LaFreniere & Doug Hartle

Executive Director:

Lori Taylor-Blitz

By Laws:

View or download bylaws

GuideStar Profile:

Beaver Island Historical Society of Michigan- up-to-date nonprofit data

MUSEUMS FOR ALL

Museums for All is a national access program that encourages individuals of all backgrounds to visit museums regularly and build lifelong museum habits.

Admission to our museums are always free of charge. Because of this status, we naturally align with a program called Museums for All. This program is a cooperative initiative between the Association of Children's Museums (ACM) and the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to offer an access program that encourages families of all backgrounds to visit museums regularly and build lifelong museum habits.

Our museums connect community and family members with their cultural heritage. We also connect with a larger audience as we further our mission of “preserving and sharing the unique history of Beaver Island and the Archipelago with visitors,’ Museums For All supports our values of community, emphasis on education, cultural diversity and encourages families to visit our museums.