Lagoon and Boathouse, 1922

This image comes from a post card that was postmarked in 1922. It depicts the lagoon that lies between the the Island House and Conference center today. The Island House would be out of frame on the right side. The boathouse had a movie theater and dance hall on the second floor. Today, you can […]

The Lamp Men

In the beginning of the 20th century the National Electric Lamp Association, a consortium of incandescent lamp manufacturers, purchased what was then called Warner's Island. Shortly after the purchase, the name was changed to Association Island. The island served as a permanent location for their annual retreat, where the lamp men would plan the next […]

Island House

The first building that you see when entering Association Island is the Island House. This two-story structure originally housed the island staff during the season. Today it serves as the campground offices and general store. 

Cabins on Historic Association Island

The Old Cabins on Association Island,  from 1930’s to 1940’s.  After the closure of the island in the 60’s and 70’s,  many of the cabins were sold off to the local community.  You can still find some scattered throughout the Henderson Harbor and Jefferson County Neighborhoods.

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