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Grand Traverse Look Back
We are on the inaugural episode of The Grand Traverse Area Historical Society podcast: The Grand Traverse Look Back. The episode features Chris Rieser, president of the Peter Dougherty Society, and JoAnne Cook. This podcast touches on the history of the Anishinaabe in the region, trappers, traders, and missionaries—who shaped the area from the beginning.
The New Mission
Reverend Dougherty's educational endeavors continued to flourish even as he left the "Old Mission" behind and started his new mission, Grove Hill School. His insistence on bi-lingual education separated Grove Hill from Government and other Church run boarding schools of the time—the involvement of parents also places Grove Hill in a class of its own. Learn more at the Omena Historical Society blog.