Behind the scenes getting everything ready for summer.
Chris Rieser and Marty Klein are replacing the newly glazed windows in the Log Cabin Church.
As we move into May-June activities. This site will be dedicated to informing you about all the great things going on out here on Old Mission Peninsula. Hopefully you will be encouraged to joining us on our adventures!
Log Cabin Day on the Old Mission Peninsula
Log Cabin Day will be celebrated Sunday, June 24, 2018, at historic Hessler log cabin located at Lighthouse Park at the tip of the Old Mission Peninsula. There will be music, historic crafts and demonstrations. Hours are 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM. Hosted by the Old Mission Peninsula Historical Society (OMPHS), the event is free.
Tours of adjacent Mission Point Lighthouse will be available. During this event, proceeds from the lighthouse tours will be dedicated to the OMPHS.
In nearby Old Mission, the impeccably restored Dougherty Mission House will be open. Hosted by the Peter Dougherty Society (PDS), there is no charge. Hours are 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM.
For more information, contact Laura Johnson at (231) 223-7400 (OMPHS) or Bill Cole (231) 223-8778 (PDS
2018 Upcoming Events June -fall 2018 2018 Log Cabin Day- Sunday, June 24,Held 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM at Lighthouse Park, 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM in Old Mission. Click here for some pictures from last year
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