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Leelanau County Poor Farm Barn Event

Leelanau County Poor Farm Barn Event

On Saturday, May 27, the community is invited to a free event to celebrate the rehabilitation of the Leelanau County Poor Farm Barn. The event is being held to honor the dedicated community of contractors, volunteers, and community partners who worked tirelessly to preserve this historic structure. LCHP encourages the community to attend this family-friendly event to participate in exploring the Leelanau County Poor Farm Barn and gardens.

Guests will have an opportunity to ask questions about the ins and outs of historic preservation and meet the tradespeople who did the work. They will also meet experts who do the important work of archiving our unique historical and cultural records. Other highlights will include demonstrations of traditional farming methods as draft horses make their way around the property. In addition, partner organizations will showcase their own historic preservation efforts. One of these partners, the Leelanau Historical Society, will bring its newly donated Model-A which will be on view and available for photo opportunities.

The all-ages event is free and open to the public. The event will be held on Saturday, May 27 from 11 am to 3 pm, (the rain date is Sunday, May 28) on the grounds of the Leelanau County Poor Farm Barn, located on County Road 616 in the Myles Kimmerly Recreation Area. Water and lemonade will be available, and participants are welcome to bring lawn chairs and a picnic lunch to enjoy the festive afternoon. There will be picnic tables set up on the lawn overlooking the gardens.

Learn more at

Leelanau County Poor Farm
11:00 AM - 03:00 PM on Sat, 27 May 2023

Event Supported By

Leelanau County Historic Preservation Society
(630) 508-0130
Leelanau County Poor Farm
1110 W. Burdickville Rd.
Maple City , Michigan 49664