Capt. Peter Nelson has an interesting life story. He sailed all over the world beginning at the age of 9, visiting San Francisco when it was just a small outpost. He brought Mr. Hannah and Mr. Lay on his schooner Venus, to what is now Traverse City. He became the keeper of the Grand Traverse Lighthouse in 1874. A position he held until 1890.
Join us as we pay tribute to this sailor, light keeper, farmer and community member in a new exhibit that opens May 1st.