FILA is committed to education.

“On island”, volunteers provide ad hoc tours to visiting boaters. An interpretive sign highlights the station’s history.

“On shore”, volunteers make presentations to groups such as yacht clubs, historic societies, and civic organizations. An ongoing exhibit at the Leelanau Historical Society, Leland, MI tells the story of the lights in Leelanau County.

Educational content is shared via the website, Facebook and YouTube. A children’s book, “To The Lighthouse” tells a brief history of the station. Oral histories are available via our collections in the Bentley Historical Library.

A biannual print newsletter, The South Fox Island Review, updates members on restoration progress and the organization’s activities.

With your help, there’s more we could do.  More research. Programs for schools. Enhanced social media. Virtual tours of additional buildings.

If you have ideas or want to get involved, please contact us here.

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