Leelanau Ticker Feature on the Poor Farm

  We were especially pleased this year with the flower garden that runs parallel to the Row by Row garden along W. Burdickville Rd.  As you can see from the photo, the many varieties of donated perennials, now in their second and third years, are truly flourishing. Leelanau Ticker Reporter, Emily Tyre wrote a detailed… Read More

Looking Back • Moving Forward

The Glen Lake Community Library Sponsors: Looking Back • Moving Forward Leelanau County Poor Farm Lives On: From the early days to the future Tuesday May 3, 2022   7:00 pm Glen Lake Community Library • Empire Program Room Attendance is limited to 25. Reserve your seat now by calling the Library  (231) 326-5361 or by… Read More

Ball Grant Furthers Preservation Work on the Barn

The Leelanau County Historic Preservation Society is pleased to announce that we have received a generous grant from the Edmund F. and Virginia B. Ball Foundation in 2021.  The Ball family’s commitment to making a difference in the nonprofit world, in this case Leelanau County, which they consider a second home, will have a significant… Read More

Michigan County Poor Farms Virtual Presentation YouTube link

Michigan County Poor Farms Virtual Presentation Tuesday, October 19, 2021 @ 7PM Click on the link below for the presentation. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZmF-6C4Xhk Long before the advent of modern social welfare, county governments in Michigan maintained poorhouses or poor farms. Explore the early history of these facilities in their attempts to become both self-sustaining entities and refuges… Read More

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 Network (MBPN). To view a photo gallery of the award ceremony along with a YouTube video of the event click on the link to Barn of the Year Award. on… Read More