Elk Rapids Historical Society Joint Meeting at Elk Rapids The program is from 7-8:00 pm at the Elk Rapids Historical Society. 301 Traverse St Elk Rapids, Michigan 49629
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
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!
Stop by the Log Cabin Church to see the cleaning and repairing in progress.
Stay tuned for Log Cabin Day events and changes to the interior of the Hessler Log cabin
EVENTS Mission Point Lighthouse Friends – judging for art for Lighthouse wine label Friday, April 6th at 6pm at Bowers Harbor Vineyards. $10 for wine tasting and appetizers.
Log Church Work Bee – Monday, April 9 thru Friday April 13. Need help in preparing log church for caulking and refinishing by others. Expected to take only a few hours total if enough people volunteer. Trim lilac bushes, remove pieces of silicone caulk, etc. Weather dependent. Contact Anne Griffiths (231) 313-8217 for times and details.
May 3 Meeting with the Elk Rapids Historical Society, 301 Traverse St, Elk Rapids
2018 Log Cabin Day- Sunday, June 24, at Lighthouse Park, Old Mission Peninsula. Held in conjunction with the Peter Dougherty Society at the Dougherty Mission House in Old Mission. Held 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM at Lighthouse Park, 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM in Old Mission
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