​​​Indian Lake Area Historical Society

The Indian Lake Post Office  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.
NOTE: These ornaments will be available for sale at the December 2 Sandy Beach Bridge Tree Lighting Ceremony!

2018 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.

Sandy Beach Bridge Lights Globe

These etched globes are a mini replica of the globes covering the lights on the Sandy Beach Bridge. Own a piece of history! They will be available for sale at the December 2 Tree Lighting Ceremony at the Sandy Beach Bridge. they can also be ordered through the store.

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.

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

  • Sandy Beach Bridge Tree Lighting
    ​December 2 at 6 pm 

    ​Carols by the Indian Lake Middle and High school choirs
    ​Own a piece of Sandy Beach Bridge History. The mini globes are a replica of what is used to cover the light bulbs on the bridge. They will be available for sale at the tree lighting ceremony. The Donut Shoppe will have hot chocolate for sale. We still have 2018 Christmas Ornaments and will have those for sale at the tree lighting,


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.

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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.

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