The Explore Historic Leelanau (formerly Leelanau Peninsula History Network) is an informal collaboration of history related nonprofit organizations within Leelanau County. Our guiding goals are as follows:

1) Increase visitation to network member’s venues.

2) Build awareness and appreciation of the Leelanau peninsula’s history.

3) Improve collaboration in order to effectively support and promote one another.


Member Organizations:

Maritime Heritage Alliance
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
Empire Area Museum – Empire Area Museum
Preserve Historic Sleeping Bear
Fishtown Preservation – Fishtown Leland
Grand Traverse Lighthouse Museum
Leelanau Historical Society Museum
Port Oneida Community Alliance
Northport Area Heritage Association
Leelanau County Historic Preservation Society – Save the Poor Farm Barn
Omena Historical Society
Eyaawing Museum & Cultural Center
Rex Dobson Ruby Ellen Farm
South Fox Island Lighthouse Association Michigan
North Manitou Light Keepers