(Please hover over each picture for an explanation of the OMPS activity shown) We are starting a membership drive and need your help. Please reach out to your friends and family and invite them to the next OMPHS general meeting on October 3rd at 7 pm in the Old Township Hall. We will have a presentation one the original resorts of Old Mission Peninsula. At that time, we will have membership applications and a contact person available. We are happy to have new members who attend the monthly presentations but even happier when we meet folks who will help us with our projects, our committees, and our leadership. We have accomplished a great deal, and I'd like to get that information out to the Old Mission Peninsula community. Here's one way you can make a difference: Currently, we need a new chair of Hospitality, chair of the Replica Log Church, and a co-chair of the new Log Cabin Committee Note that the Log Cabin Days group is a separate but complementary committee). Regards, John Scarbrough President, OMPHS
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 7:00 on the first Thursday, September through May, in the old Town Hall, 13235 Center Road, Each meeting features a program 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: email@example.com