Mission and Policy Statement

The Leelanau County Historic Preservation Society (LCHPS) is a nonprofit community and educational organization whose purpose is to facilitate the preservation and rehabilitation of historic structures in Leelanau County, Michigan. Decisions to preserve consider the structure’s importance to Leelanau County history and culture, along with community well-being, civic identity, and sustainability.

In keeping with our organization’s mission, potential uses for the Poor Farm Barn shall be educational in nature and designed to benefit the residents of Leelanau County.  These uses should also be in keeping with the park-like setting of the County Poor Farm Barn encompassed within the Myles Kimmerly Recreation Area of Leelanau County.