Old Mission Peninsula
December 6, 2007 – Doors open at 5:30 pm
The Legion Hall
I. Potluck Dinner – 5:30 pm
II. Program: Sheryl Hayward, Executive
Director, of the City Opera House will present a program on the current
happenings and history of the City Opera House.
III. Brief Business Meeting:
A. November Minutes – Anita Klein
1. Motion to approve
B. Treasures Report – Warren Berthelsen
1. Motion to approve
IV. Christmas Program:
A. Christmas sing along, led by Al Bonney with Joan
Bonney on the piano.
V. Meeting adjourned.
Old Mission Peninsula Historical Society
November 1, 2007 – 7:00 pm
Peninsula, Township Town Hall
November 07 Minutes
I. Social Time
II. Program: Staf Staley, Executive Director of
the Grand Traverse Lighthouse, presented “Days Gone By”. This was
a educational program about the Grand Traverse Lighthouse and it’s
III. Business Meeting:
A. Meeting called to order at 7:55 p.m.
1. Peggy Carter a former Secretary of OMPHS is not
well and it would be nice if we could send get-well cards to her.
She moved to Illinois but she is back here now. Her daughter is
Angie Stuart and she lives on Peninsula Drive.
2. Cal Jamieson requested that a thank you card be
sent to the Peninsula Fruit Exchange for the mouse guards that they
provided for the trees along Center Rd.
IV. Monthly Reports:
A. October Minutes – Anita Klein. The minutes
of the October meeting were approved as written and accepted (motion -
Jerry Ostlund, second – Hedy Quick).
B. Treasurer’s Report – Warren Berthelsen.
Warren distributed the October report and reviewed the contents.
He also reported that 71 names have been dropped from the membership
list for not renewing. Report was approved and accepted as
written (motion - Shirley Donovan, second – Cal Jamieson).
Bob Schermerhorn asked that Greg Schermerhorn be added to the list of
people who contributed to the tree fund for two trees.
V. Committee Reports:
A. Tree Committee, Bob Dean (Rebecca Nothstine –
absent). The tree that was lost during the school remodel has
been replaced. It is a Gettysburg Sycamore and the dedication
plague (to Deni Hooper) will be placed next spring. The tree
planting for this year was finished up with the placement of 6 trees at
the Congregational Church at the base of the Peninsula and 17 trees on
the east side of Center Road just north of the Catholic Church.
Personal thank you notes will be sent to those who donated to the tree
B. Dougherty Home Site, Bob Dean / Marty Klein.
Marty Klein brought in pictures of the Ice House that was donated to
the Dougherty House Site. He also had pictures of several other
Ice Houses that are in the area. The donated Ice House has been
dismantled and moved to the Dougherty House Site. A thank you
card should be sent to Jack Monson for the donation of the large logs
used to store the Ice House on. Several people participated in
two workdays at the Dougherty House to install plastic on
windows/porches and to clean up the area around the Ice House
foundation. Thanks to all! Bob Dean reports the
archaeological dig has been completed but their report has not been
received. An application for the National Historic Registry has
been started but is not complete at this time. Nancy Finegood is
the executive director of the Michigan Historic Preservation Network
(MHPN) who has jurisdiction over this property. The MHPN has to
approve any changes/improvements to the house or site.
C. Scenic Highway, Penny Rosi. Penny reports
that the preservation of M37, Center Road is just getting started but
it has been designated as a “Scenic Highway”. There will be a
dedication in May during the cherry blossom time.
D. Oral History, Penny Rosi. Penny reports that
Dave Charlton and Ann Marie Grenadier will be co-chair the Oral History
Committee. They will start this winter by interviewing some OMPHS
E. Log Cabin, Patti Rudolph. The cabin is now
closed for the winter. Many thanks to all that came to the two
work days. Carl Johnson has made and installed the
shutters. They look Great!!!! Many thanks! Patti also
reports that she will not be chairing the Log Cabin Committee next
year. So we will be looking for a new Chairman. Many thanks
to Patti for all of her good work.
VI. Old Business:
A. Christmas Potluck Dinner: Christmas potluck
dinner will be at the Legion Hall on December 6th. Doors will
open at 5:30 pm with dinner at 6:00 pm. Sheryl Hayward, Executive
Director of the City Opera House will present a program on the current
happenings and history of the City Opera House at 7:00 pm. A very
short business meeting will be held at 7:30 followed by a Christmas
sing along lead by Al Bonney with Joan Bonney at the piano.
Please bring a dish to pass. Place settings, drinks, sliced
turkey and sliced ham, will be provided. Be sure to come and help
us celebrate the season!
B. Duties and Responsibilities for the “Hessler Log
Cabin”: Paul Burns reports that they have been typed up and will
be sent to Fred Stoye for review. Everything should be completed
VII. New Business:
A. Pictorial History of Old Mission Peninsula:
Carol Lewis reports that she was contacted by Arcadia Press Publishing
to do a pictorial history book about the area. The book will be
mostly pictures in black and white with short captions under
each. Carol is looking for 250 to 400 pictures that she can scan
into her computer and return to the owners on the following subjects;
1. Dougherty/Rushmore house.
2. Farming, lumbering, cider mills, up to the early
3. Early residents and pioneers.
4. Shipping trade.
5. Inns and resorts.
6. Stores, churches, and dance halls.
7. Unusual marvels (The Golden Tower, the Friedrich
Tower, Kissing Tree, Snow that was neck deep).
8. Schools, teachers and how people married.
9. Lighthouse and keepers.
The books will sell for $15 each but the Historical Society can
purchase them for $9 each and sell them to raise money.
Carol would like to use the money from the “Walter Johnson Memorial
Fund” to start the project. The book should come out in July
2008. Carol needs to have all the pictures and text to the
Publishing Company by February. A motion was made by Bob
Schermerhorn to use the “Walter Johnson Memorial Fund” to purchase the
books. Ann Swaney seconded the motion and it was approved.
VIII. Adjournment 8:58 pm.
Anita & Marty Klein Lee
& Donna Hornberger Carol
Jacki & Paul
Shirley Donovan Hedy
Arlene & Bob Dean Flo
& Bob Schermerhorn Ann
Penny & Bob Rosi Laura
Thanks to Shirley Donovan for the great cookies!!!!