Your Support Makes All the Difference!

LHS is an established non-profit 501(c)(3) relying on donations and grants to support the museum and all of its functions. We work to conserve Leelanau’s heritage by collecting, documenting, and caring for the stories, traditions and objects of its people.  The loyal support of our members allows us to preserve Leelanau history for the benefit of present and future generations.

Ways to give:

To donate online using a credit card, please click here > Join Now!
To send your donation via the mail, you may download our printable donation form and mail your check to: Leelanau Historical Society PO Box 246 Leland, MI 49654
To donate by phone using a credit card, please call (231) 256-7475.

Membership Levels:

Patron: $35-49
Steward: $50-99
Guardian: $100-199
Collector: $200-499
Historian: $500-999
Founder: $1,000-4,999
Visionary: $5,000-9,999
Keepers of the Key: $10,000 and up

All Leelanau Historical Society membership levels include:

  • Free admission to the Leelanau Historical Society Museum
  • 10% discount in the Gift Shop 
  • Subscription to our print and electronic newsletter
  • Research assistance in the LHS archives
  • Discounts on ticketed events
  • Invitations to exclusive member-only events

Members at the $100 Guardian level or above receive the added benefit of reciprocal membership to NARM* and ROAM**. This benefit provides FREE admission to over 1,400 museums nationwide, while every dollar you contribute stays at the Leelanau Historical Society and strengthens your local history museum. At last count, over 35 museums in the state of Michigan honored reciprocal benefits, including the Dennos Museum Center and Detroit Institute of Arts, among others. For the most up-to-date listing of reciprocal museums, see the links below:

*North American Reciprocal Museum Association

**Reciprocal Organization of Associated Museums

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers are always welcome and needed for research, collection care, greeting visitors and museum store help, docents, and help with special events and programs.