At Last, the Cupola Installation

On May 2, 2022, after a few months of sitting finished at David Webster Construction, the weather finally improved enough for safe installation of the cupola.  The installation crew was […]

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Save the Date

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 […]

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James Schettek, grandson of the barn builder, stands next to the complete cupola

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 […]

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Barn of the Year Award Ceremony

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 2021 Barn of the Year […]

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Leelanau County Poor Farm Michigan Historic Marker Dedication

The cast-metal historic marker for the Leelanau County Poor Farm at Miles Kimmerly County Park has arrived. One side focuses on the farm history and the other on the Barn.

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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 […]

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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 Network (MBPN). To view a […]

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