Perry Hannah Home's
125th Anniversary Celebration
Community Open House
Mark Your Calendars!
The Perry Hannah House, now the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home, will celebrate it's 125th anniversary on Sunday, September 9, 2018 from 1 pm to 4 pm. Perry's retirement home will be open for tour as well as the home's beautiful gardens. Local florists and members of The Friendly Garden Club of Traverse City will display floral arrangements throughout the home. Special music will be provided by Sylvia Norris on her harp and Les Dalgleish will sing and play his guitar. PH log branded souvenirs will be created in the parking lot area. Hannah Bear will welcome our youngest guests to the castle bounce house in the west yard along with yard games too.
This special celebration will also include the City Library building directly across the street. The land for the library was Perry Hannah's last "gift" before he died in 1904. Andrew Carnegie donated the building which opened in March 1905 and today is still used for educational purposes It will feature many educational exhibits including a history of the Jonkhoff "work family" funeral service at the Hannah House and the status of Perry's other gifts of land or buildings Then and Now. The winner of the Perry Hannah "Leadership Lessons Learned" scholarship contest will share their award winning essay. This special scholarship opportunity was coordinated by the Grand Traverse Community Foundation's Youth Advisory Council members. Fred Hoisington and Peg Jonkhoff, co-authors of Perry Hannah's Gifts Then and Now, will sign copies of their new second edition book or previously purchased book. Other local authors will also have copies of their history-related books for purchase. Refreshments,125th anniversary remembrances, prizes and more will also be found at the City Library building.