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Historic Mackinac on Tour

In-Person Outreach

Part of Mackinac State Historic Parks’ educational outreach programs for over 20 years, Historic Mackinac on Tour allows students to explore the complex cultural relationships that powered 18th century Michigan. See how Anishnaabek, French Canadian, and British residents cooperated and compromised with one another as part of the Great Lakes fur trade and participated in a global economic and cultural exchange.

How do I get this program?
This program is available January 9 – April 14 within a 150 mile radius of Mackinaw City. This includes an area covering Alpena, Houghton Lake, Mt. Pleasant, Traverse City, Sault Ste. Marie, and Marquette.

To request a program call the administrative office in Mackinaw City (231) 436-4100 or via email at Programs are scheduled on a first come, first served basis.

What information do I need to know about the program?
– Each hour long program costs $100. A potential grant may be available to cover the cost of this program through our friends group, Mackinac Associates. Please inquire when booking.
– Please limit groups to 50 people or less.
– A library sized table is needed for the presentation
– There is a 30 minute set-up/teardown time needed for programs
– After programs are scheduled, our Chief of Marketing may contact your local media to promote the program. Please let us know if this should be altered.

What education standards does this program meet?

This program is aimed at students in third grade.

3 – H3.0.2 Explain how historians use primary and secondary sources to answer questions about the past.
3 – H3.0.3 Describe the causal relationships between three events in Michigan’s past.
3 – H3.0.5 Use informational text and visual data to compare how Indigenous Peoples and non-Indigenous Peoples in the early history of Michigan interacted with, adapted to, used, and/or modified their environments.
3 – H3.0.6 Use a variety of sources to describe interactions that occurred between Indigenous Peoples and the first European explorers and settlers in Michigan.
3 – H3.0.7 Use a variety of primary and secondary sources to construct a historical narrative about daily life in the early settlements of Michigan (pre-statehood).
3 – G1.0.3 Use a world map to describe North America in relation to the equator and other continents and oceans, and Michigan within North America.
3 – G4.0.2 Describe diverse groups that have migrated into a region of Michigan and reasons why they came (push/pull factors).