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Tag: American Fur Co. Store & Dr. Beaumont Museum

Archaeology at Fort Mackinac – Provision Storehouse

The largest archaeological excavation to take place at Fort Mackinac was the site of the original provision storehouse. Interestingly, it was the second time the provision storehouse was excavated, but the first time at Fort Mackinac.

What’s New for 2023?

As the calendar flips to the new year, the Mackinac State Historic Parks crew is busy preparing its historic sites and parks for an exciting 2023 season.

Remembering Dr. Beaumont at Mackinac

Mackinac State Historic Parks is commemorating the bicentennial of the accident that led to Dr. William Beaumont’s famous experiments on the digestive system. In addition to the Beaumont Museum, there are several other tributes to Beaumont on Mackinac Island.

Dr. William Beaumont and Alexis St. Martin

On June 6, 1822, a shot rang out inside the American Fur Company’s retail store located on Mackinac Island’s Market Street. When the smoke cleared, Alexis St. Martin, lay bleeding on the floor…

What’s new for ’22?

As the calendar flips to the new year, Mackinac State Historic Parks staff are busy readying new tours, exhibits, publications, and more.