In 1984, members of Brier Island Historical Society met with members of the Tiverton Board of Trade to found Islands Historical Society and build Islands Museum on Long Island.
In 1986, a building was constructed to house both the Visitor Information Centre and Islands Museum. The two organizations, Tiverton Board of Trade and Islands Historical Society worked together to provide information about the varied attractions on Long and Brier Islands and the rich history of the place and its people.
In 2003, archival materials were moved to Freeport, where they could be held in a climate controlled atmosphere in the Freeport Community Development Association's building..
2013 saw both the Islands' Museum and Archives moved from their locations in Tiverton and Freeport to the Lent House, a building with a 130 year history. This combination of facilities allowed the Society to offer visitors the ability of seeing all the wonderful items which make up the stories of our past in one place, as well as cut down on costs. Islands Archives is available to the public on a year round basis.
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