Founded in 1924, the Cook County Historical Society operates four buildings: the Historical Society Museum (the 1896 light house keeper's house) since 1966; the Johnson Heritage Post (JHP), St. Francis Xavier's Chippewa City Church open by appointment; and a self-guiding 1930's fish house replica open late May to the middle of October. Alongside the fish house is the 35' fishing tug, Neegee, built near this location in 1935. All buildings are open without cost and serve all Cook County residents as well as our visitors. Other programs, such as the "Passport Program" are intended to educate our youth as to the history of their county. A quarterly newsletter, "The Overlook" reaches more than 500 members.