Museums, Library and Archives

Bay View Historical Museum

The two oldest buildings on campus, the Speaker’s Stand and the Bookstore were designated as the Historical Museums in 1964 and the Commission was established to collect, maintain and display items which reflect Bay View’s rich heritage.
Museum Hours:  June 19 - August 14
Sundays After Church until 1 p.m.
Mondays 1 - 2:30 p.m.
Wednesdays 1 - 2:30 p.m.

Museum Cottage

The Museum Cottage renovations were completed during the summer of 2012 and serves as the permanent home of the Bay View Historical Museum’s collection. The building provides a secure, climate controlled environment with adequate work space, proximity to the campus and a venue for additional display areas.
Museum Cottage Hours:  June 19 - August 14
Tuesdays 1 - 2:30 p.m.
Questions about the museums?
Contact Anne Lewis (231) 622-8591 or Sophie McGee (231) 347-9596

Bay View Library

Built in 1931, the Bay View Library is one of the largest libraries existing in a summer community,  containing over 9,000 titles, with more than 200 more titles added every year.
Library Hours:  
Monday – Thursday 9:30 - noon and 1:30 - 4 p.m.  
Fridays 9:30 - Noon
Library    (231) 347-6393

Bay View Archives

The Bay View Archives containing permanent historical records of The Bay View Association is located in the lower level of the Wade Administration and Archives Building. Volunteer members of the Archives Commission are available Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 1-3 during June, July, and August to assist members and friends as they search through the holdings . These holdings contain information about the association as well as cottage records and some information from Bay View groups and programs.
Archives    (231) 348-2599
Not a member? Learn more about membership opportunities in Bay View.

The Bay View Association is located just outside of Petoskey, Michigan on the shore of Little Traverse Bay.

1715 Encampment Ave
P.O. Box 583
Petoskey, MI 49770

Phone: 231-347-6225



Our Mission

To be an institution in which Christian values and traditions are central; To enrich the human experience for individuals and families within Bay View and the surrounding community through a seasonal program of religious, educational, cultural and recreational opportunities; to provide a Christian perspective in a changing world.

The Bay View Association is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization.

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