Leelanau Historical Society Museum

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    The Leelanau Historical Society Museum & Research Center is located in the coastal town of Leland, MI, right on the Leland River. Exhibits are open year round for visitors to explore the history of the Leelanau Peninsula. Featured exhibitions include Shipwrecks of the Manitou Passage, Traditional Anishinaabek Arts Room, Lighthouses of Leelanau, and other rotating topics pertaining to the Leelanau Peninsula and Islands's rich history. 

    Museum and Gift Shop Hours are Tuesday-Friday 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Saturdays (June-October) 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Admission is $5/person, Free for ages 18 and under. Free for LHS Members. Free for Active Service Military Members and their Family. See our website for more details. No appointment needed. 

    Begin your Leelanau history research with our online resources and archives (leelanauhistory.org/archive).
    Want to do a deeper dive into Leelanau history? Contact our staff by phone or email to reserve an in-person appointment to the Research Center.
    We host a variety of in-person and virtual events throughout the year. Check our events page for the latest.

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