The Heyday of Hannah, Lay

The Grand Traverse Look Back

Feb 27 2023 • 29 mins

When it comes to the early days of the Grand Traverse region, one name towers above the rest: Perry Hannah.  We'll explore Hannah's arrival to the area, his business successes and his vision for what Traverse City could become -- as well as how he helped make those dreams a reality.

We spoke with local historians Peg Siciliano and Marty MacLeod, both members of the Traverse Area Historical Society, as well as Peg Jonkhoff, owner of Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home (located in Perry Hannah's former retirement dream home) and co-author of "Perry Hannah's Gifts: Then & Now."