Situated right next to the historic Put-in-Bay Town Hall, lies the island’s Historical Museum. The museum is operated by Lake Erie Islands Historical Society. Founded in 1975, the mission of the Historical Society is to preserve and educate the local community and visitors of the island’s rich history. The museum includes four buildings of over 6,000 square feet. Also on the grounds is a Research library and the historical archives. The society hosts programs, seasonal events, tours, and lectures throughout the year.
Looking for a way to take home a piece of Put-in-Bay while supporting a great cause? Be sure to stop in the museum’s Resale Shop. Here you will find unique second-hand items of the locals for bargain prices. We only take the best items in great working condition, so you will want to be sure and stop by. All proceeds benefit the Historical Society.
Historical Museum Admission Price
Adults & Children: $5.00
Senior Citizens: $4.00
Children 5 and Under: Free
Hours of Operation
Open Daily May through October: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Off Season Hours Subject to Change
Board of Trustees
Robin Burris Cadez
Dan Savage - Director
Cindy Clausen - Office Manager
Marsha Baumert - Resale Manager
Saul & Angelina Bieliauskas
Mary Lou Ramsbottom
Bill & Joyce Slough
Intererested in Becoming a Member?
The Lake Erie Islands Historical Society offers several membership opportunities, from yearly to lifetime memberships. Follow the link to contact us for more information on becoming a member.