Sugar Loaf, A Retrospective Exhibit

A Community Curated Exhibit
Presented by the Leelanau Historical Society Museum.

This exhibit honors the sense of community, culture, and history surrounding Sugar Loaf mountain in Leelanau County, MI. Sugar Loaf, A Retrospective showcases the fascination and early uses of this geographical feature, dating back many generations. The long history and nostalgia of the hill is represented by artifacts, memorabilia, and memories donated or loaned by community members.  

The exhibit will be open to the public on June 19th, 2024.
General Museum Admission is $5/person (Free for children and LHS Members)

The Grand Opening will take place during LHS’s annual Membership Appreciation Party. Interested in attending?
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Community Contributions

The Leelanau Historical Society has been actively collecting Sugar Loaf history for the past 5 years via press releases and online surveys. In the summer of 2022 the Leelanau Historical Society hosted a Discovery Day, an open house, for community members to meet museum staff, contribute Sugar Loaf memorabilia (loaned/donated and/or digital donation), and participate in oral history interviews. As items came into the museum they were put on display in a mini exhibition which has prompted even more contributions.

Are You a Sugar Loafer?
If you have something you would like to contribute to the Leelanau Historical Society’s Sugar Loaf exhibit please fill out the form and a staff member will reach out. Fill out the Form.