OLD MISSION PENINSULA HISTORICAL SOCIETY MEETING DATES 2018-2019
September 6 The Park Place Hotel: The History of a Downtown Icon. Peg Siciliano
October 4 Meeting at “The Pines” in the Leffingwell Forest Preserve Bill Hyslop, Host
November 4 Jimmy Quinn, A Novel: the Intersection of History and Fiction, set at the Traverse City State Hospital in The 1950’s Richard VanDe Weghe, author December 6 Potluck and carols at the American Legion Hall
January 3, 2019 “Jens C. Petersen-The Life and Works of Traverse City’s Famed Architect” by Author and Presenter, Julie Schopieray
February 7 Meeting cancelled due to weather
March 7 “From a State Hospital Farm to a Public Garden – Past, Present and Future of the Botanic Garden at Historic Barns Park”Presented by Karen Schmidt, Board Chair and Executive Director of the Botanic Gardens
April 4 “The Odawa People of the Grand Traverse Region”- Presented by JoAnne Cook
May 2 The Life and Times of Jerome Pratt, Mission Point Light’s First Lighthouse .Keeper. Laura Johnson and Ann Swaney
June 6 Meeting and Tour at the Dougherty House
2019-20 Programs Next meeting: First Thursday in September . Activities will happen all through the summer. Please like us on our Facebook page to stay connected or join us. The Dougherty House and Light House will be open for tours this summer.
A successful Day! June 30, 2019 Log Cabin Day The crowd had beautiful weather, lots of families enjoying the activities, the Log Cabin and the Light House. Many also went to the newly opened Dougherty Mission House. The Old Mission Parade was also changed to the same day to create more to celebrate on this day.
Log Cabin Day is celebrated statewide on the last Sunday in June at historic log cabin sites across Michigan. The centerpiece of the local observance is the Hessler Log Cabin at Lighthouse Park at the tip of the Old Mission Peninsula. The log cabin was open, music of the 1800's, historic crafts and demonstrations were featured. The Maritime Heritage Alliance displayed the Gracie L (Michigan Boat) on a trailer and also a voyageur canoe.