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.


Calendar of Events

Photo Gallery

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.

We are looking for individuals or groups who would be interested in giving a talk on any subject that is related to the history of Indian Lake or the immediate area. The presentation only needs to be about 20 minutes in length. So bring your ideas and share them with our group. We generally have about 30+ people attend our general meeting that are held at Galilee Lutheran Church of the 4th Monday of each month April through September.


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.

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.

The Showboat has been chosen for this year's fundraiser. They can be purchased for $20 at the Gift Shop or C & A Engraving In Russells Point

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.

New Items for sale

Available at C & A Engraving

Russells Point, Ohio


At our General Monthly Meetings.

Mug $15.00

Coaster Set $35.00

2024 Ornament $20.00

​​Grab your lawn chair and join us at the annual Ice Cream Festival at the Bridge. Enjoy the great music by the Fountainaires while eating ice cream and a cookie. It is open to all so come enjoy the eveinging begining at 7:00PM at the Russells Point harbor and bridge.

​​​Indian Lake Area Historical Society

April 22 Trustee Meeting 5:00PM

 General Meeting Speaker Indian Lake Fire Dept History at 7:00

May 28 Trustee Meeting 5:00pm

General Meeting due to Memorila Day at 7:00pm Speaker Granddalughter of the builder of the Mark Twain tour boat 

June 24 ​Post Office Open house & Hot Dogs under a tent this year (Shade)

July 20 ILACBS Boat & Car show Russells Pt

July 22 Trustee Meeting 5:00pm

Ice Cream Social Russells Point Harbor 7:00pm  Featuring the Fountainaires

August 26 Tristee Meeting 5:00pm 

General Meeting Speaker TBA 7;00pm

Sept 20-21-22 Fall Festival Camp Grounds

September 23 Trustee Meeting 5:00pm

 General Meeting Speaker TBA 7:00pm

(Last General Meeting for 2024

October 28 Trustee Meeting 5:00pm

November 18 Trustee Meetin5:00pm

December 1 Christmas Tree lighting Sandy Beach bridge Russells Point

(Note: General Meetings are held at Galilee Lutheran 301 Lincoln Blvd, Russells Point unless otherwise stated)

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  • 2024 Christmas Ornament​

Orchard Island
Post Office Rededication Video

​Sunday, July 10, 2016 ​

video by ​Amanda Dunlap