On Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016, a Michigan Historical Commission Marker was installed at the Peter Dougherty House on Mission Road in the heart of Old Mission. A short event was held in front of the home in partnership with The Peter Dougherty Society.
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I was in the U.P. for the weekend, but Chris Rieser, Treasurer of the Peter Dougherty Society, sent along some photos of the event. Thanks so much, Chris!
The historic “Mission House,” located at 18459 Mission Road in Old Mission, Michigan, is the oldest post and beam home in Northwest Michigan. It was built in 1842 by the Reverend Peter Dougherty, who moved to the Grand Traverse Region in 1839, sent by the Presbyterian Board of Foreign Mission to establish a church and school for the Native Americans who inhabited the area. Read more about the home’s history here.
The dedication ceremony included remarks by Bill Cole, Board President of the Peter Dougherty Society; Rob Manigold, Peninsula Township Supervisor; Amanda Reintjes, Field Representative of the Michigan Historical Preservation Network; and Thomas Truscott, Michigan Historical Commissioner.
Credit for Photos Below: Chris Rieser