Dougherty Mission House in Old Mission, Michigan | Jane Boursaw Photo
Dougherty Mission House in Old Mission, Michigan | Jane Boursaw Photo
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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 NOTE FROM JANE: I started Old Mission Gazette in 2015 because I felt a calling to provide the Old Mission Peninsula community with local news. After decades of writing for newspapers and magazines like the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Family Circle and Ladies' Home Journal, I really just wanted to write about my own community where I grew up on a cherry farm and raised my own family. So I started my own newspaper.

Because Old Mission Gazette is a "Reader Supported Newspaper" -- meaning it exists because of your financial support -- I hope you'll consider tossing a few bucks our way if I mention your event, your business, your organization or your news item, or if you simply love reading about what's happening on the OMP. In a time when local news is becoming a thing of the past, supporting an independent community newspaper is more important now than ever.

To keep the Gazette going, click here to make a donation. Thank you so much for your support. -jb

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