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Myths and Mortals: The Mixed Media Sculpture Exhibit of my friend Sally Rogers; Dennos Museum Center, 2017 | Jane Boursaw Photo
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Craig Hadley, Executive Director and Chief Curator at the Dennos Museum Center, is the featured speaker at this week’s Zoom meeting of the Old Mission Peninsula Historical Society.

After a short business meeting beginning at 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 1, Hadley will present a program on “The Origins of the Modern Museum – a Brief History,” along with some preservation tips for those attending the meeting. There will also be time for a short question and answer period after the presentation.

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Hadley has been with the Dennos Museum Center, located on the campus of Northwestern Michigan College in Traverse City, since 2019. He came to Traverse City from DePauw University in Indiana, where he was a Director and Curator of their museum. He has also served for five years on the board of the Association of Academic Museums and Galleries.

To attend the meeting, click through the Zoom link here.

You shouldn’t need it to attend, but the Meeting ID is 812 8429 0496, and the passcode is 054854.

Also, stay tuned for upcoming info about the Historical Society’s Log Cabin Day, which has been rescheduled from its usual June date to August 28, 2021.

The event, in cooperation with Peninsula Community Library, will include the usual tours of Mission Point Lighthouse, the Hessler Log Cabin, and Dougherty House. The group is also hoping to include displays of crop harvesting, Native American farming and other events.

For more about the Old Mission Peninsula Historical Society, visit their website here. If you’d like to join the group, click here for the application form and details.


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