Lake Erie Islands Historical Society, Put in Bay

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History Museum · Hidden Gem · Museum
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 Historical society offers membership and all interested are invited. We host seasonal events and our members are always the first to receive advanced notice of these events as well as other membership benefits.

Open daily in the summer months and weekends in the spring and fall, the Lake Erie Islands Historical Society museum welcomes you to explore the varied history of the beautiful ilands of Lake Erie's Western Basin through our many displays.
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  • lots and lots of history of the people and story of the Island of South Bass, and the city of Put-In-Bay  more »
  • We loved the informational movie about the islands history. The many island artifats were very interesting and we enjoyed reading about their owners. I would like to see more about the victory...  more »
  • Cute little museum. $3 per adult. Pets welcomed. Small gift shop. Overall a good experience.
  • Nice for a small town museum. Very charming way to get a glimpse of what life was like on the islands in yester-year.

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