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.

The Steamer Leelanau

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Steam-propelled boat famous during the early 1900’s in Leelanau County.


Maro, Prince of Magic

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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

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Learn about the first important economy of the Great Lakes region, the intrepid Voyageur, the Furrier, and the beaver!


Traditional Arts of the Anishinaabek

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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

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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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