Lake Erie Islands Historical Society museum and resale shop are a must see.

The LEIHS Museum has exhibits of the islands and maritime history and the legacy of the Victorian era including the hotels. Those hotels that have burnt and those that are still in operation today. We also have a nice gift shop including "Don’t Give Up The Ship “ flags, clothing, and glass ware.

The Resale Shop has many historical and regular treasures. You just never know what you might find there. It is located behind the museum.

Museum Events

  • June 9 - 2nd Annual Put-in-Bay Music Festival at Perry’s Victory Monument Grounds

  • August 9  -  Auction at Heinemans

  • August  16  -  North Bass Trip

  • August 27 - 29 -  Road Race Reunion

  • October 6 -  Island Wine Festival

Museum Store & Resale Shop

Museum 2018 Season:

Open May 15 – October 6th Daily 11:00  – 5:00


Resale 2018 Season:

Open May 15 – October 6th Daily 11:00 – 5:00

Featured Display for 2018

May 15 Through October 6th


Treasures from the Archives

The Lake Erie Islands Historical Society and Museum is proud to announce our 2018 exhibition “Treasures from the Archives.” We will have on display many photographs, historical papers, and artifacts that the public rarely sees. There will be a selection of recent gifts to the museum. This will give the public a chance to see artifacts that remain in storage most of the time. Historical photographs and papers need to be preserved and should not be put on display for long periods of time. Don’t miss the chance to see these not normally seen Island treasurers!

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Board Members

Maggie Beckford, President
Kendra Koehler, Vice-President
Kate Ptak, Secretary
Bob Smith, Treasurer
Jeff Berquist
Marsha Baumert
Kay Drake
Peter Huston
George Stoiber
Bill Slough
Dustin Heinemann
Judy Kania

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Staff Members

Dan Savage, Director
Cindy Clausen
Marsha Baumert
Terri Travis
Betsy Volchko
Cheryl Butera
Lynn Thuning
Jeff Wright

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