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Marchand De Lignery and the Voyageurs

We’ve long interpreted Michilimackinac in the 1770s, at the end of the British period of occupation. However, Michilimackinac was occupied by the French for more than 40 years. Here’s a story about its rocky beginning in this area.

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A New Gown at Michilimackinac

The clothes our historic interpreters wear are a major part in telling the story the historic residents of the Straits of Mackinac. A lot of research goes into making these outfits accurate, and here’s a little peek at one of the new outfits you’ll find in Colonial Michilimackinac this summer:

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A brown-looking bowl that was used as a milk pan. This dates to the 1700s.

Moving Day

Most of us have had the experience of moving from one place to another, deciding was to take and what to discard. In the summer of 1781, the residents of Michilimackinac had that same experience.

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