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O.W. Peck postcard of the historic Park Place Hotel in Traverse City, MI. Note that liberties have been taken with the location of the surrounding streets.

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The Old Mission Peninsula Historical Society is gearing up for their upcoming season. To kick things off, Peg Poeschl Siciliano will give a presentation on the Park Place Hotel at the first meeting on Thursday, Sept. 6, 7 p.m. at the Peninsula Township Hall, 13235 Center Road on the Old Mission Peninsula.

In her presentation, “The Park Place Hotel: The History of a Downtown Icon,” Peg will tell the fascinating story of one of Traverse City’s oldest businesses. Discover how the Park Place has survived the Great Depression, bankruptcy, and growing competition to maintain its place at the center of all that is Traverse City.

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Peg has a Masters Degree in American History with a Specialty in Archives from the College of William and Mary in Virginia. She has lived in Traverse City for more than 30 years, raised three sons, and held positions at several area local history organizations. She currently works at Traverse City Area Public Schools (TCAPS) as an English Language Learner Assistant, writes historical articles for the Record Eagle, and sits on the Board of the Traverse Area Historical Society.

The program is free of charge and open to the public. Donations are encouraged to assist in the OMP Historical Society’s continuing maintenance of several historic sites on the Old Mission Peninsula.

For more information, visit the group’s web site, omphistoricalsociety.org, or call (231) 947-0947.

Also, be sure and check out the Dougherty Restoration Sale coming up this weekend.

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At a time when newspapers across the country are dying in droves, small community newspapers like Old Mission Gazette are the wave of the future. Owners Tim and Jane Boursaw are devoted to the Old Mission Peninsula community, but we need your ongoing support to keep delivering OMP news, history, photos, events and more. We rely on generous reader support to keep doing what we do, and every contribution, big or small, is valuable. Click HERE to support Old Mission Gazette. Thank you!


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