Monthly Program:
At the Museum, 301 Traverse Street (on corner of Pine Street)


June 1st, 2017 (Thursday) - 7:00 p.m.

"Sleeping Bear Dunes:
 Off the Beaten Path - Where Visitors Rarely Go

  Kerry Kelly
Chairman of the Board, 
Friends of Sleeping Bear Dunes

Take a virtual trip to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Kerry will take us to parts of the Park that most visitors never venture. We'll learn some geology, ecology and history as we visit Lake Michigan beaches, unmarked trails, ghost towns, historic farms and docks. We’ll fly to North and South Manitou Island to find giant cedars, shipwrecks, and quaint villages. Find out the best places for birding and wildflowers away from the masses. 
Kerry Kelly graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Madison in 1974 and worked for Dow Chemical in Midland until retiring in 2004. He has been on the Board of Directors of the Friends since 2005. Kerry is now the Chairman of the board and Public Relations Director. He has been involved in many volunteer projects at Sleeping Bear Dunes, and coordinates the Adopt-A-Beach and Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail Ambassador programs and works one day a week at the Blacksmith Shop in Glen Haven. He teaches three Life Academy courses at NMC: Sleeping Bear Dunes - The Big Story, Into the Wilderness, and Ghost Towns of Sleeping Bear Dunes. Kerry was presented the Environmental Volunteer of the Year Award from Northern Michigan Environmental Action Council in 2016
Admission Fee:
Elk Rapids Historical Society Members,Students and Children - Free!
Non-Members: Donations Accepted!
All proceeds benefit the Historical Society’s building preservation.
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