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The Women of the Manitou Islands

By Stacie / March 21, 2024 / Comments Off on The Women of the Manitou Islands

This special program was created for the Leelanau Historical Society, honoring the women of the North and South Manitou Islands. Celebrate Women’s History Month by learning about the strong and determined women of the Manitou Islands. The North and South Manitou Islands are places of mystery, with many shuttered old homes and ruins, evidence of…

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TOUR Historic Trude Cottage

By Stacie / September 24, 2022 / Comments Off on TOUR Historic Trude Cottage

TRUDE COTTAGE Take a rare look inside the historic Trude Cottage on North Manitou Island, in the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. As island volunteers, we are able to get inside structures that are being preserved. Come join us for a tour and learn a little about the history of this cottage. It was built…

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North Manitou Island: History of Cottage Row

By Stacie / September 23, 2022 / Comments Off on North Manitou Island: History of Cottage Row

COTTAGE ROW HISTORY What a night! Stacie presented on the history of Cottage Row on North Manitou Island recently at the Benzie Area Historical Society’s lecture series. There was a live audience of more than 50, and it was also broadcast on Zoom to around a dozen more. We met a lot of great people,…

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