The Dougherty Old Mission House Museum on Old Mission Peninsula is ready for tours, but remains closed due to Covid-19 until at least July 31, 2020. A virtual tour has been prepared so you can see the inside while it remains closed. Individual items within the home are viewed from up close, but there are many more which can be seen once the museum reopens. The house was built in 1842, as part of a mission and school requested by the Anishnaebek in the Treaty of 1836, and financially supported by the U.S. government. The treaty, aslo called the Treaty of Washington, ceded 4 million acres from the Native Americans to the government, granting enough land to the Michigan territory to allow it to petition to be made a State in 1837.
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