Old Mission Peninsula
Historical Society


Log Cabin Day 2017!

Click here for a list of 2016 and 2017 speakers at the Society.

Listen to novelist Stephen Lewis talk about Murder Undone, the sequel to Murder on Old Mission, and/or read about both books.

The Dougherty HouseThe Hessler Log House


Founded in 1992 by a core group of citizens concerned about saving the Hessler Log House, the Old Mission Peninsula Historical Society continues to work toward fulfilling its mission of  preserving historical structures and keeping alive the history of the region.  We recently joined Peninsula Township in the successful effort to raise the money necessary to purchase, and thus preserve, the Peter Dougherty Homestead, along with the fifteen acres it sits on.  Dougherty founded the mission that gives our peninsula here in northwest lower Michigan its name.  When the house is fully renovated, we will develop and administer the programs that will be open to the public.  With the Hessler Log House, the Dougherty Homestead will serve as visible reminders of the rich history of this area.
    Please explore our site, read our newsletters, and other material, and consider joining us.   We meet the first Thursday of every month in the old Town Hall, 13235 Center Road.  Each meeting features a program on some topic of local history. 


Interested in Memorial Trees?