“Analysis of the Dougherty House Archeological Project by NCMC Students”. Kerri Finlayson, Director
Kerri Finlayson has been involved in archaeology projects in Belize, Nicaragua, and Michigan. In 2015, she led a team of students and citizens to locate and excavate a 19thcentury privy at the Peter Dougherty Homestead, located on Old Mission Peninsula in Traverse City, Michigan. Many interesting artifacts were excavated but there were a few twists and turns along the way.
The program is from 7-8:00 pm in the Old Peninsula Township Hall 13235 Center Road, Traverse City , MI 49686. The program is free and the public is invited. Donations are appreciated. For additional information, contact Judith Weaver, Program Chair of the Old Mission Peninsula Historical Society, at email@example.com
EVENTS April 5 “Nineteenth Century Native American Settlements and Trade Routes in Northwest Michigan”. John Bailey, Presenter
2017-2018 list of events 2017 Log Cabin Day 2018 Log Cabin Day- Check back for details Wednesdayevening, August 29th– OMPHS Exhibit at Mid America Association of State Transportation Officials (MAASTO) conference at the Haggerty Conference Center.
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, almost fully renovated, the house and programs will soon be open to the public.
The Mission Point Lighthouse Friends was formed in 2015 to promote the educational, archival and restoration support to the Mission Point Lighthouse. Many members of the Old Mission Peninsula Historical Society are active in the Friends. The replica of the Log Church of the Dougherty mission near the Old Mission General Store has exhibits our historical society is currently updating.
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 7:00 on the first Thursday, September through May, in the old Town Hall, 13235 Center Road, Each meeting features aprogram on some topic of local history. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org