Telling Stories – GAAC Current Exhibit

Sarah Bearup-Neal, Gallery Manager for the GAAC, talks with LCHPS Board members, Barbara Siepker and Tina Mehren.

As part of the Glen Arbor Art Association’s (GAAC) Exhibition,  Telling Stories exhibition [January 13 – March 23, 2023], Gallery Manager Sarah Bearup-Neal talked with LCHPS Board Members, Barbara Siepker and Tina Mehren, co-chairs of the documentary on the Leelanau County Poor Farm.
Farm Stories: From 1901 to 1961, Leelanau County residents who found themselves homeless, and in need of work, found shelter and employment at the county’s Poor Farm – a 120-acre farm, located a mile from Maple City, Michigan on County Road 616. A new documentary is underway about the Poor Farm, its history, and its progressive role in the community. In this video interview,  Sarah talks with the co-directors of the project, Leelanau County residents Tina Mehren and Barb Siepker.  Click here to view interview.