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Are You A Sugar Loafer? Leelanau Historical Society Seeks Memories And Memorabilia

By Emily Tyra | Dec. 21, 2020

The Leelanau Historical Society & Museum announced that it is exploring the creation of a community curated exhibit showcasing the history of Leelanau County’s beloved Sugar Loaf

“We recognize the rich history and nostalgia that surrounds what once was Leelanau County’s largest employer and major form of entertainment year-round,” museum staff shared in its December newsletter.

“As we begin researching an exhibit honoring the sense of community, culture, and history surrounding this place, the Leelanau Historical Society is asking for the assistance from the public to discover and document the many artifacts — photographs, documents, 3d objects, clothing, souvenirs, lift tickets, written or audio memories — that help illustrate the people and events that occurred during its years of operation.”   

Those with articles to contribute are invited to first fill out this questionnaire. An exhibit committee will review all submissions and your artifact(s) may be selected and invited for inclusion. “Once it is safe to do so, we hope to schedule in person artifact discovery events across the county,” says museum staff.

Have questions? Call 231-256-7475 or email the museum.


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