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The Leelanau County Historic Preservation Society, formed in 2017 as a nonprofit to save a barn, has a much larger challenge – to identify and facilitate preservation and rehabilitation of historic structures throughout our county. Learn more about the Poor Farm Barn and activities to assist owners, public and private, in understanding and planning preservation work on their properties.


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News and Activities

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Michigan County Poor Farms Virtual Presentation Coming Soon

Michigan County Poor Farms Virtual Presentation Tuesday, October 19, 2021 @ 7PM Sign-up to join the Benzie Area Historical Museum, Leelanau Historical Society, Leelanau County…

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2021 Barn of the Year Award from MBPN

The May 2021 eNewsletter contains the photos of the five barn selected for the 2021 Barn of the Year Award from the Michigan Barn Preservation…

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Barn of the Year Award

The Michigan Barn Preservation Network is pleased to announce that the Leelanau County Poor Farm Barn that you nominated has been selected to receive the…

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Leelanau County Poor Farm Michigan Historic Marker Dedication

Established in 1955 the Michigan Historical Marker Program is part of the Michigan History Center in Lansing. Since its inception more than 1,700 Michigan Historical…

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