Peninsula Fire Department, Circa 1945; this photo was taken at the “fire barn,” located on Center Road, just north of the current fire hall in Mapleton. Pictured, standing left to right: Harry Heller, Arnold White, Roy Hooper, Claude Watson, Stanley Wood and Ray Heller. Seated in the truck are John Lardie (wearing helmet) and Ike (Isadore) Lardie | Photo Courtesy of the book
Peninsula Fire Department, Circa 1945; this photo was taken at the “fire barn,” located on Center Road, just north of the current fire hall in Mapleton. Pictured, standing left to right: Harry Heller, Arnold White, Roy Hooper, Claude Watson, Stanley Wood and Ray Heller. Seated in the truck are John Lardie (wearing helmet) and Ike (Isadore) Lardie | Photo Courtesy of the book "A Century of Service"

The Old Mission Peninsula Historical Society will meet this Thursday, April 7, at Peninsula Community Library at 6 p.m.

Following a short business meeting, Historical Society member Karen Rieser will present a program entitled, “A History of the Peninsula Fire Department.” Rieser based her research on old local documents, material in Old Mission Gazette, and interviews with long-time residents.

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The library is located at 2893 Island View Road, on the corner of Center Road and Island View. Admission is free and the public is welcome. The Historical Society encourages donations to help maintain several historic structures on the Peninsula, including the Hessler Log Cabin at Lighthouse Park and the Mission Church on Mission Road, just north of the Old Mission General Store.

For more information about meeting or Historical Society, visit their website or email the president, email the President, Nikki Sobkowski, at [email protected].

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