The mission of the Peter Dougherty Society is to provide leadership in preserving and restoring the Dougherty Historic Home Site and in creating a significant historical, educational and cultural center concentrating on the occupancy and activities surrounding the home from 1842 until approximately 1910.
The vision for the Peter Dougherty Society is to inspire curiosity and respect for the past, in particular the early collaboration between the mission and the Ottawa and Chippewa Indian Tribes; to enrich understanding of the present; to develop excitement for the future; and to connect people with community, history and culture.
Plans for the Future:
Ice House, Privy and Summer Kitchen/Carriage Shed have been restored and can be viewed by interested individuals or groups at 18459 Mission Road, Traverse City, MI. Plans are in the developmental stages for using the Dougherty “Mission House” as a museum once the restoration is completed. Using the Interpretation and Artifacts Guide prepared by Quinn/Evans Architects as a guide, the Peter Dougherty Society will develop a plan that will arrange the historical content, types of displays and strategies for acquiring additional historical artifacts that are period and house correct, usage of donations from visitors, development of on- and off-site programs, analysis of permanent versus rotation exhibits, and seasonal and hourly operation.
Peter Dougherty Society is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.
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