Explore Leelanau’s history while on the road, from the comfort of home, or in a classroom setting. We will be adding new interactive exhibits periodically.
Roch Tybushewsky, “The Hermit” of Suttons Bay, MI – Virtual Exhibit
The life of Roch Tybushewsky, otherwise known as the Hermit of Suttons Bay. The truth (as far as we can tell) about this notorious Leelanau County, MI figure. Was he a hermit or not?
Leelanau Weddings Through The Decades – Virtual Exhibit
Celebrating the life, love, and marriages of couples from Leelanau County. Enjoy the collection of antique dresses, photographs and stories. This is an extension of a physical exhibit at the Leelanau Historical Society Museum in Leland, MI.
The Steamer Leelanau – Virtual Exhibit
Steam-propelled boat famous during the early 1900’s in Leelanau County.
Maro, Prince of Magic – Virtual Exhibit
Prominent from 1892-1908, Edward Maro was a an impressive magician with many talents. Explore his variety of tricks and learn about Maronook, the home in Leland, MI, where he and his wife would spend their time when not touring.
The Great Lakes Fur Trade and the Voyager
Learn about the first important economy of the Great Lakes region, the intrepid Voyageur, the Furrier, and the beaver!
Traditional Arts of the Anishinaabek
The Leelanau Historical Society is proud to announce the launch of an addition to the permanent exhibit The Katherine Hall Wheeler, Traditional Anishinaabek Arts Room. The virtual exhibit and video component features Anishinaabek basket makers of Michigan’s Leelanau Peninsula.
Christmas From the Old Country
Explore toys from the archives that once delighted the children (and adults too!) of Leelanau County, MI. Glimpse into the many holiday traditions observed by the many cultures that make up Leelanau county.
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