Traditional Anishinaabek Arts Room

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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.  

    In 1987, the Society began documenting, interpreting, collecting and preserving birch bark and quillwork baskets and black ash baskets. This collection of Leelanau’s Odawa and other Anishinaabek artists was curated by Laura Quackenbush and is the result of more than 20 years of study, donations, purchases and work by staff and volunteers.

    To access the virtual exhibit which honors the human story behind these works of art, please click here.