We have many commemorative items for sale, a few of which are featured below. Visit the Gift Shop to see all the items. By clicking on the Order Here logo above, you can download an order form.

Preserving Lake History in Action

A new project has begun!. An inspired group of Indian Lake Area Historical Society volunteers started on the clean up and preservation of the historic Native American Indian Mound near Dunn's Pond. This mound was built by the historic Hopewell Indian tribe. Volunteers have been cutting down unwanted trees, removing fence posts, rails, and brush and debris. If you want to join in on the project contact John Coleman. Always looking for extra help. Indian Mound

New Books Published

We are pleased to announce two new books available for sale - 

A View from the East Side by Chick Heithaus and The Hopewell of Indian Lake by Sean R. Heights.

Click on the calendar icon below for meeting and event details.

ILAHS Receives Chamber's Beautification Award

The Indian Lake Chamber of Commerce Beautification Award was given to the Indian Lake Historical Society at the annual meeting on December 12, 2017.. ILAHS Member Charlie Strete accepted the award on their behalf. Strete and many other volunteers refurbished a 1912 post office on an island near Russells Point. The lobby and working section of the post office duplicate what the building was like in the early 1900s. ODNR accepted a request to rename the area Post Office Island.


Orchard Island
Post Office Rededication Video

​Sunday, July 10, 2016 ​

video by ​Amanda Dunlap

  • ​General Meeting - March 25
  • ​General Meeting - April 22
  • Post Office Open House for Elementary School - May 
  • General Meeting - May 20
  • General Meeting - June 24


When you become a member of the Indian Lake Area Historical Society, you are supporting our efforts to preserve, protect, and share our rich heritage. Lifetime membership is now available for $300. Interested in volunteering? Complete those areas on the membership form and if you've already paid, please indicate that on the form.

Calendar of Events

If you have old pictures, newspaper articles, or stories about the history of the lake, we'd love to hear from you. We hope you enjoy looking through the pictures, new and old of Indian Lake.

Photo Gallery

The map of the Indian Lake region has been chosen for this year's fundraiser. They can be purchased for $20 at the Gift Shop below or call Charlie Strete at 740-215-1110.

2019 Christmas Ornament​

Plaques are set at the Park
​Visit the Sandy Beach Bridge Park to view the new plaques and learn about the rich history of Indian Lake.

​​​Indian Lake Area Historical Society