2020 Calendar of Events

These events may be impacted by COVID-19 restrictions and guidance.
Please call the museum at 231-256-7475 to check on the status of events.

April 14th, 2:00pm (Munnecke Room – 203 E. Cedar St. Leland)
Newspaper Workshop – Join us for a hands-on workshop to learn how to use the Digital Michigan Newspaper Portal. This online archive of Michigan newspapers features several historic newspapers from Leelanau County. Whether you are a researcher, author, genealogist, or just curious about what was in the local news 100 years ago, we will share the tips and tricks to use this resource. There will be a limited number of laptops available, feel free to bring your own.
*Please R.S.V.P. to info@leelanauhistory.org | (231) 256-7475

May 12th, 2:00pm (Leelanau Historical Society – 203 E. Cedar St. Leland)
Glen Arbor Cemetery Presentation – Local journalist, Linda Dewey will be sharing the story behind the long lost Glen Arbor Cemetery and the journey to honor and preserve the memories of the individuals buried there. 

June 10th, 5:30pm (Old Art Building – 111 S. Main St. Leland)
Manitou Mysteries Shipwreck Adventure by Ross Richardson – The man who discovered the Westmoreland shipwreck is back at it! Be a part of Ross’s engaging presentation of his latest discovery, the W.C. Kimball schooner, that went missing in 1891, and was found at the bottom of the Manitou Passage. Experience underwater footage of the wreck and other stories of this local diver’s adventures.  

June 30th, 5:00pm (Leelanau Historical Society – 203 E. Cedar St. Leland)
Members Only Party – A celebration of the Society’s accomplishments and future plans. 

August 4th, 4:00pm (Leelanau Historical Society – 203 E. Cedar St. Leland)  The Story of Woolsey Memorial Airport – an airport that lies north of the village of Northport, learn about the research and work involved to secure a Michigan Historical Marker. Authors of the Vintage Views series, Tom Wilson & Chris Byron will share the history of the Woolsey Memorial Airport and the man for which it was named. 

August 7th & 8th, 10-4:00pm (Port Oneida Rural Historic District)
Port Oneida Fair – The fair is held at 6 of the historic farmsteads in Port Oneida. Each farm has a variety of artists, crafts, food, and activities for visitors. Take a step back in time at the Port Oneida Fair and experience life as it was in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s. The Leelanau Historical Society will have a station set up with mini exhibits exploring early Leelanau history.
Learn more about the fair.

August 25th, 5-7:00pm
15th Annual Golfathon Fundraiser –
Ross Satterwhite and Mark Nesbitt are once again going to play 100 holes of golf to support the Leelanau Historical Society. This is the 15th year for this event which began in 2006!  All funds raised will support collection care and documentation, exhibit development, educational programs and research projects. Learn more.
Golfathon Donation Form

September 8th-11th – All Day Event
Manitou Trip – Registration opens July 1st.
Read about last year’s trip.

September 19th, 11-3:00pm
Leland Heritage Fest
18th Annual Wood Boats on the Wall – LIVE Exhibit