​​​​​Explore the past - Inspire the future

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We hope you will be intrigued by and interested in our plans for exploring, understanding, and disseminating the history of Baileys Harbor.​


The 19th century pioneering families cleared their land of rocks and trees for farming, built their first homes from those trees, also shipped limestone for building cities, and risked their lives fishing and sailing on Lake Michigan. Those families established a community which supported not only themselves, but also inspired and nourished residents who became artists, environmentalists and entrepreneurs.


For over 150 years, Baileys Harbor has had a lively and interesting history. So, whether you are Baileys Harbor born and bred, or if you got here as soon as you could, we hope you will join in what we think is a rewarding and informative journey and become a member of the Baileys Harbor Historical Society.​

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 Simply click here to obtain a membership form. Print it, complete the information, and send it along with payment to the address listed on the form.

​​Baileys Harbor Historical Society