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Wit and Mirth: Leisure and Recreation During the Fur Trade

June 17, 2023 @ 9:30 am - 7:00 pm EDT

Even in the Great Lakes wilderness, the historic residents of Michilimackinac knew how to have a good time. Join the interpretive staff at Colonial Michilimackinac June 17 for “Wit and Mirth: Recreation at Michilimackinac”, a day full of entertainments that will allow guests to play games of skill and chance, take tea with the neighbors, hear historic poetry, laugh at jokes, and more.

All events are included with regular admission to Colonial Michilimackinac, and all events take place during normal operating hours (9:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., last admission 6:00 p.m.).

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

9:30 a.m. – Fort Michilimackinac Open
10:00 a.m. – Bales, Barrels and Boxes: Supplying the Great Lakes Fur Trade Program
10:30 a.m. – Artillery Firing Demonstration
11:00 a.m. – Card Games at the Soldier’s House Program
12:00 p.m. – Literature at Michilimackinac Program
1:00 p.m. – Voyageur Games Program
2:00 p.m. – Gardens of Michilimackinac Program
3:00 p.m. – Artillery Firing Program
3:30 p.m. – Dice Games at the Merchant’s House Program
4:30 p.m. – Some Tea and Loaf Sugar: Tea at the British Trader’s House Program
5:30 p.m. – Music and the Fur Trade Program
6:30 p.m. – Musket Firing Demonstration
7:00 p.m. – Fort Closed for the Evening

Details

Date:
June 17, 2023
Time:
9:30 am - 7:00 pm EDT
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Website:
https://www.mackinacparks.com/parks-and-attractions/colonial-michilimackinac/

Venue

Colonial Michilimackinac
Mackinaw City, + Google Map
Phone
906-847-3328
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Organizer

Mackinac State Historic Parks
Phone
906-847-3328
Email
mackinacparks@michigan.gov
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Ticket Description
Adults: $14.50; Child (5-12): $8.75; 4 and Under: Free
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