Sugar Loaf Mini Exhibit at the Leelanau Historical Society Museum


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    This prelude, that will evolve into a larger exhibition, currently features the European farmers who once lived off the land before the Sugar Loaf Winter Sports Cub came into existence in the 1940s. Items from the slopes conception, through the following decades during it’s hay-day, are displayed. View what community members have collected and cherished from their connections to what was once Leelanau County’s largest employer and the region’s center for winter activities.

    As we begin curating an exhibit honoring the sense of community, culture, and history surrounding Sugar Loaf, the Leelanau Historical Society is asking for assistance from the public to discover and document the many artifacts — photographs, documents, 3D objects, clothing, souvenirs, lift tickets, and written or audio memories — that help illustrate the people and events that occurred during its years of operation.

    Those with artifacts and stories to contribute are invited to first fill out this questionnaire. An exhibit committee will review all submissions and your artifact(s) may be selected and invited for inclusion in the expanded exhibit Winter of 2023.