Is a non-profit civic organization whose mission is to promote the understanding, appreciation and celebration of the ethnic heritage of the residents of Washington Island.
The world famous economist Thorstein Veblen spent a good deal of time on Washington Island between 1896 and 1926. In 1915 he bought a property on Little Lake and built a home for his wife and two children. At the same time he built a study cabin where he wrote. The Study Cabin is located near the Jen Jacobson Museum and is being restored to its 1926 condition when Veblen last worked there.
Washington Island Heritage Video:
This 2012 video was commissioned by the Washington Island Chamber and the Washington Island Ferry. It takes about 30 minutes to view the entire film. It has sections on Thorstein Veblen, Jens Jacobson, and Chester Thordison