Lake Erie Islands Historical Society, Put in Bay

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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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  • We arrived just about 10 minutes until closing. The website said it was open longer. Since we didn't have much time to look around, one of the ladies let us go in for free. They needed to catch the... 
    We arrived just about 10 minutes until closing. The website said it was open longer. Since we didn't have much time to look around, one of the ladies let us go in for free. They needed to catch the...  more »
  • When travelling we always love to know the history of a place, so this little island treasure is worth a stop. Reasonable entrance fee. Includes a short video. Lots of artifacts, old photos and... 
    When travelling we always love to know the history of a place, so this little island treasure is worth a stop. Reasonable entrance fee. Includes a short video. Lots of artifacts, old photos and...  more »
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  • This little museum is a gem! Only $7 for adult ticket. Starts off with a 15 minute video of the history of the Island. Then so many displays of times from the past, that if you are with someone that isn't in to history then do it when you are with others that love it. Really good artifacts and stories. 2 hours easy.
  • Nice break from the 'fun' Put-In Bay is known for. Stopped by chance, glad we did.

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