Log Cabin Day 2019

The Dougherty House will be open for Log Cabin Day, June 30, 2019. The home will  open as a museum on June 15, 2019, and you may tour it with the assistance of a docent.  A number of pieces are original furniture actually used by Peter Dougherty and his family, and others are appropriate for the period 1839 to 1910. The selection process continues, and those items not displayed at first may be rotated into the house for viewing.

More than 700 visitors have toured the House since it opened on June 15, 2019. It is open for docent-guided viewing from 11:00 to 5:00 on Saturdays, and from 1:00 to 5:00 on Sundays, until October 12, 2019, when it will close for the winter.  After that, you may contact Connie Sargent at 231-223-8866, or see Bill Cole.


Another view of the master bedroom on the main floor

Visitors gather at the Old Mission House on Log Cabin Day

The kitchen wall cupboard, displaying artifacts

Stove and sink in summer kitchen

The ice house, for storage of ice blocks cut from the bay in winter

The restored outhouse

Mission House after restoration, with cedar shingles, restored windows and doors

Rope bed frame and headboard in master bedroom

Storage cabinet

Viewing panel through floor to see Hemlock floor joists – and chipmunk

Edison phonograph and cartridges

Horsehair couch

Hat, coat, and umbrella or cane stand

Reverend Dougherty’s woodworking tools: planes

The nursery

Useful household baskets