Project:  Antique Orchard Grafting (collaborative project)

Preserving the landscape of Port Oneida includes preserving the antique varieties of the orchards through grafting.  PHSB will provide funding for the project’s collaborative partners -  NPS, DeYoung Farm/Leelanau Conservancy and the Conservation District.  There are also opportunities for volunteers to help out.  Volunteer Project Dates:  Learn more.


Project: Eckert Farmhouse Exterior Scraping and Painting

The exterior paint of this farmhouse is one of the worst conditions in the district.  We’ll be contracting out the scraping due to lead based paint presence, then putting on a finish coat.    Volunteer Project Dates:  TBD 2014   Learn more.


Project: Katie Shepard Hotel, Interior Completion

Our sixth year working on “Katie” to bring the interior to completion with the hopes of restoring her for use once again as a boarding house offering overnight rustic accommodations.  Part of numerous cottages on North Manitou Island Volunteer Project Dates: August 16-25 Learn more.


Project:  Carsten Burfiend Porch Stabilization and Interior Cleanup

The C. Burfiend Farm has two houses side by side – the parent’s home and the one they had built for their daughter and son-in-law.  Perched on the bluff overlooking Lake Michigan, this is a special treasure.  Our project will stabilize the porch of the house to the north, and clean and seal up the interior.  Volunteer Project Dates: TBD July 2014. Learn more.


Project: Ole Oleson Exterior Scraping and Painting

Though the barn silo at the Charles and Hattie Olsen Farm was beautifully restored by the Park around 2004, the silage chute has been hanging in the balance.  In 2012 we began repair of this important aspect of how a barn functioned. Given the height issues, we’ll be contracting this project out to our experienced timber-framer.  Learn more.


Projects: Charles & Hattie Olsen Barn Painting

Paint protects.  Our red barn at the Olsen Farm is almost bare wood now.  We’ll be contracting this work out.  You can help with funding.  Learn more.


Project:  Kraitz Log Cabin

This winter we provided funding to the Park Service to remove the additions that are not of the period of significance.   Our timber contractor will install a temporary metal roof when the weather clears.  PHSB volunteers will assist him from the ground.  Next summer, pending funding, we hope to continue preservation of this oldest structure in  Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.  This hewn log structure was built around 1856 and is an excellent example of this type of construction.  Our project is to take the cabin back to its original look.   Learn more.


Project:  Monte Carlo Historic Structural Report

A Historic Preservationist/member of PHSB has been working on a Historic Structural Report to determine next steps in the preservation of this suspected Frank Lloyd Wright designed structure. After review, the National Park will determine the scope of our work hopefully to begin in 2014 or 2015.  Learn more.


Project:  Adopt-a-Building/Adopt-a-Landscape

An on-going project to maintain structures and landscapes already worked on.  Sign up for an individual adopt-a- program that requires visiting a site on a predetermined regular basis. Go to our map and tour section to see which structure or landscape you’d like to adopt.  Email us at phsb@leelanau.comLearn more.