“History of Education on the Old Mission Peninsula" Author and member, Karen Rieser @ OMP Community Library, 28893 Island View Road6:00-6:30 for the business meeting, and 6:30 to 7:15 for the presentation Questions 7:15 to 7:30 Additional Social Time: 7:30 to 8:00 pm
Community Television (cable channel 189) will air the Old Mission Peninsula Historical Society presentation of the Great Lakes Maritime Academy 50th Anniversary at these times:
Wednesday, February 12, 2020 9:00 a.m. Friday, February 14 7:00 p.m. Monday, February 17 2:00 p.m.
It will also be streaming 24/7 on their website tacm.tv beginning February 12, 2020.
Log Cabin Day, Sunday, June 28, 2020 To Volunteer Contact:
Log Cabin Day Planning Committee First Meeting: Jane Boursaw, Anita Klein, Marty Klein, Amy Lyman, Janet Kidd, Laura Johnson, Connie Sargent, Judy Weaver, Nora Francis, Kenneth Weaver, Anne Griffith , Ellen Kerr. Welcome new members, Janet and Nora!
Old Mission Peninsula Historical Society (Click on pictures for more information)
Michigan Lighthouse Festival August 2020 is in Traverse City
Hosted by our Mission Point Lighthouse
In honor of our 150th Anniversary celebration, we are hosting the Michigan Lighthouse Festival. The festival will be August 7 - 8, 2020.
Open to the public for the first time in 2019. Check the website for days and hours open.
Located across from the Dougherty house on Center Road and currently under restoration.
Only open one day each year for the celebration of Log Open one day a year to celebrate Log Cabin Day with demonstrations and arts and crafts. omphistoricalsociety.org.
Proceeds from Light House support the Historical Society.
Founded in 1992 by a core group of citizens concerned about saving the Hessler Log House, the Old Mission Peninsula Historical Society continues to work toward fulfilling its mission of preserving historical structures and keeping alive the history of the region.We joined Peninsula Township and the Dougherty Society to raise the money necessary to purchase, and renovate, the Peter Dougherty Mission and its fifteen acre site. Dougherty founded the mission that gives the Old Mission Peninsula its name. Now, fully renovated, the house and programs are open to the public. The replica of the Log Church of the Dougherty mission near the Old Mission General Store has was renovated in 2019 and the historical society is currently updating the exhibits. With the Hessler Log House, the Dougherty Homestead, the Mission Point Light House, and the Log Church serve as visible reminders of the rich history of this area.
Please explore our site, read our newsletters, and other material, and consider joining us. We meet at 6:00 on the first Thursday, September through May, meeting is 6:00-7:00) at the Peninsula Public Library,, Each meeting features a program on some topic of local history from 7;00-8:00 Don't forget Log Cabin Day, the last Sunday in June at Lighthouse Park. For information about the Historical Society or the Website, please contact us at: email@example.com