This Is Mackinac.
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Visit one or all six attractions on
Mackinac Island or in Mackinaw City

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  • Don’t miss out on our lilac themed art projects! #thisismackinac #beinspired
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Another great little gem is the Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum.  We went down with @violin4sarah and kiddos today to do some free lilac art! What a great opportunity for both islanders and visitors.  #mackinac #makeitmackinac #mackinacisland @mackinacartscouncil @mackinac_parks
  • Have you heard the tale of Alexander Henry and Skull Cave?
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Ojibwa warrior, Wawatam, protected fur trader, Alexander Henry, by bringing him to Mackinac Island after the attack on Michilimackinac during Pontiac’s War. Henry took refuge in Skull Cave one evening and when he woke up the next morning, discovered he had been lying on a heap of human bones—that covered the cave’s floor! #thisismackinac #mackinacisland #skullcave
  • “We had an interesting find last week, another large ceramic sherd from the root cellar. It is part of a container, possibly a bowl, made of white tin-glazed earthenware,” said Dr. Lynn Evans, Curator of Archaeology for Mackinac State Historic Parks. “The base diameter is 2.5 inches. At its widest the vessel is 3.5 inches. The fragment we found is 2.25 inches tall, but the total height is unknown. We found part of another white tin-glazed earthenware container in the root cellar last summer, but those sherds do not match up with today’s find.”
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The piece was located in the root cellar of House E of the Southeast Rowhouse at Colonial Michilimackinac in Mackinaw City. 2019 marks the 60th anniversary of archaeology at Michilimackinac, making it one of the longest-running archaeology programs in North America. House E was first occupied by Charles Henri Desjardins de Rupallay de Gonneville, and later by an as-yet-unidentified English trader. This find continues an amazing streak of discoveries from the past few years in the root cellar, including ceramic vessels, tin-glazed earthenware, creamware plates, Chinese export porcelain, a mostly intact knife, and the handle of a sword, all uncovered during the 2018 season.
  • It’s the perfect day to #haveanadventure at any of our sites! Where will your Mackinac journey take you? #thisismackinac #millcreek #colonialmichilimackinac #fortmackinac #mackinawcity #mackinacisland
  • 2019 marks the 60th anniversary of archaeology at Colonial Michilimackinac! Check out our blog to learn more about what Dr. Lynn Evans, Curator of Archaeology, and her team have dug up! #thisismackinac #archaeology #colonialmichilimackinac #upnorth #colonialmichilimackinac •• https://www.mackinacparks.com/blog/
  • Come inside and discover the music of Fort Mackinac 🥁🎶 #thisismackinac #mackinacisland #fortmackinac #music
  • Off we go— for another amazing adventure at Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park! 🌳🌲🦅 #thisismackinac #haveanadventure #nature #zipline
  • Historic Downtown Mackinac opens today! 11 a.m.–6 p.m. 🎉 Entry is included with admission to Fort Mackinac #thisismackinac #downtownmackinac #mackinacisland
  • Gorgeous day here at Fort Mackinac ☀️ #thisismackinac
  • Have you stopped by our newest exhibit? New to 2019 is “The Office.” #thisismackinac #mackinacisland #fortmackinac #mymackinac #makeitmackinac #soldier #history
  • Wish you could travel in time? Step back into 1776 at Colonial Michilimackinac, and discover what Mackinac was like during #RevolutionaryTimes ...
#thisismackinac #colonialmichilimackinac #mackinawcity #britishsoldier #revolutionarywar #timetravel
  • Back to work 🌳🌲 #thisismackinac #haveanadventure #nature #sawmill #mackinawcity #upnorth #millcreek #discovery