Open House at the Old Mission Log Church
The Old Mission Peninsula Historical Society invites you to
experience the renewed historical display.
Follow the history from the evolution of the peninsula, be
introduced to the Anishinabek, the people that made the
peninsula their home, the religious and political climate of the
era in which Rev. Dougherty created his mission, the life of theoriginal church during the post-Dougherty era and learn why the log church was built.
When: May 21, 2023
Where: Mission Road, Mission Peninsula
Time: 11 am -3 pm Cookies and lemonade to enjoy.
Additional parking at the Peter Dougherty Mission House
Make a day of it: View the Peter Dougherty House, visit the
Hessler Log Cabin in Lighthouse Park, and of course, the
Lighthouse itself. Follow these experiences with a hike on the
trails in Lighthouse Park and have fun on the beach. Visit the
General Store for a snack and ice cream, experience the many
wineries, restaurants, and ice cream parlors that call the
Mission Peninsula home.
Old Mission Peninsula Historical Society –
Thursday, May 4 at 6pm
The May 4 meeting of the Old Mission Peninsula Historical Society will take place at 6 p.m. at the Peninsula Community Library 2893 Island View Rd. at the corner of Center Rd. "The 51 Year History of the Empire Area Museum" will be the program with David Taghon as the presenter. The program will be preceded by a short business meeting. The meeting is free and open to the public.
The meeting is open to the public and visitors are welcome.
For further information, please e-mail our President at email@example.com.
Submitted by Ann Swaney
MISSION LOG CHURCH
Tracking the Sleeping Bearbibliography_paragraph__1_.docx
Tracking the Sleeping Bear is a lengthy essay that includes: 1) documented versions of the so-called “Legend of Sleeping Bear” from the 1890s until its heavy commercial popularization; 2) alternative legends relating to Sleeping Bear Dune and the Manitou Islands; 3) authentic Anishinaabe landscape origin stories from the vicinity of the upper Great Lakes; 4) historical accounts touching upon Sleeping Bear and the Manitous; 5) discussion of where the tracks lead. This is a difficult topic, because the popularity of the “Legend of Sleeping Bear” stems from its close resemblance to romantic “fakelore” (see also my essay on Fakelore and the Ethics of Children’s Literature) but the earliest documented versions, although not until the late nineteenth century, did come from within the Little Traverse Odawa community.
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Mission Point Lighthouse Dougherty House Mission Church Replica Hessler Log Cabin