The White Lake Historical Society was established in 1987 after the 1986 celebration of the Sesquicentennial of White Lake Township. The purpose of this Society shall be to bring together those people interested in history and especially in the history of the White Lake Township Area. The Society shall preserve, advance and disseminate knowledge of the history of the White Lake Township Area. It shall be the duty of said Society to collect, arrange and preserve and restore historical material, including buildings, books, pamphlets, maps, charts, manuscripts, papers, copies of domestic and foreign records and archives, paintings, statuary and other objects and material illustrative of the early pioneers, their exploits, perils, privations and achievements. The society shall cooperate with and assist other historical societies with a view to gathering historical matters pertaining to the White Lake area and its early pioneers.