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Peter Dougherty Home; Log Cabin Day 2018 | Jane Boursaw Photo
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As we reported recently, the historic Peter Dougherty House in the village of Old Mission is now open to the public as a museum with docent guides.

A group of devoted volunteers has been carefully restoring the home for many years, and a dedication and open house earlier this month drew a crowd of some 130 folks for the grand opening of the home, which is now a historical, educational and cultural center focusing on the occupants and activities surrounding the home from 1842 to 1910.

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Tour times throughout the summer are now established as follows:

  • Thursday – Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Sunday: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Note that these hours may vary if there aren’t enough docents per shift (two) for a particular day.

Built in 1842, the home of Presbyterian missionary Peter Dougherty now contains many original artifacts salvaged from the grounds and other sources. Docents are available during tour times to explain the history of the home and artifacts.

If you are interested in being a docent and learning more about the history of the Old Mission Peninsula, email [email protected] or call Connie Sargent at (231) 223-8866.

Learn more about the home and Peter Dougherty at the Peter Dougherty Society website here.

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