Located in the Village, just up the street from The Boardwalk and around the corner from Town Hall on Catawba Avenue, the museum is one Put-in-Bay stop not to miss as you take in the multitude of Island features.
So much is said and and advertised about all Put-in-Bay offers, but few realize how special and rewarding it is to visit the Lake Erie Islands Historical Society Museum. The collection showcases awe-inspiring developments of innovators, entrepreneurs, and ordinary people who populated north-central Ohio. Wine growing history, famous architectural landmarks, nautical and flight milestones, road racing, Centennial and Bicentennial of the Battle of Lake Erie exhibits, and unique Americana artifacts deliver a stunning view of lives well-lived in previous ages.
A tour through the Lake Erie Islands Historical Society Museum is more than a chance to see historical exhibits. It is an opportunity to expand one’s awareness of American culture and lifestyles which form the baseline for our own island experiences. Moreover, a 2017 survey by the American Alliance of Museums reveals the average admission fee at a US museum was around $14-16 for adults. That makes a visit to LEIHS extraordinary because the cost is a mere $5, with veterans gaining free admission and discounts for children. Supporting the diligent efforts of the Society with membership provides free entry!
The range and depth of information is stunning. The insights and understandings one acquires become a wonderful touchstone by which to measure the values in our contemporary life journey. Whether new to Put-in-Bay or an ol’ Mossback, refresh your island context with a visit to Lake Erie Islands Historical Society!
The Lake Erie Islands Historical Society offers several membership opportunities, from yearly to lifetime memberships. Contact LEIHS for more information on becoming a member.