Dougherty Mission House in Old Mission, Michigan | Jane Boursaw Photo
Dougherty Mission House in Old Mission, Michigan | Jane Boursaw Photo

Do you love history? Love supporting the Old Mission Peninsula community and sharing its stories? Consider becoming a docent for the Dougherty Mission House this summer.

The Mission House is not currently open, but they are looking at possibly opening by the end of July, and they’re in need of docents. When they do open, they will be following Covid-19 guidelines set by the state and local government.

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You don’t even have to know OMP history to become a docent, because they offer training sessions. In fact, it’s a great way to learn more about the history of the Old Mission Peninsula (and make new friends, in the process).

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Peter Dougherty Home; Log Cabin Day 2018 | Jane Boursaw Photo

Also, in addition to docents giving tours of the house, they are also in need of greeters to greet guests and explain a few details about the home.

The Mission House was previously open Thursday through Sunday; however, they may be adjusting their hours and days this summer.

If interested, contact Connie Sargent, (231) 223-8866, or email [email protected].

For more info about Peter Dougherty and the Dougherty Mission House, click here.

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A lifelong resident of the Old Mission Peninsula, Jane grew up on a cherry farm (Johnson Farms), married the boy next door (Tim Boursaw), and raised two kids there (Will and Marissa). Her 35-year career as a photojournalist includes bylines with the New York Times and Ladies' Home Journal, and interviews with Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts. But she loves writing about the OMP most of all.

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