These exhibits and demonstrations can be found on the individual site pages as well.
Explore some of Colonial Michilimackinac’s amazing exhibits, such as Treasures from the Sand, Coming Together at The Straits: The People of Michilimackinac, Firearms on the Frontier, Powder Magazine, and Attack! at Michilimackinac.
Firearms on the Frontier:
Michilimackinac was home to a diverse group of people, including merchants, British soldiers, voyageurs, and more.
Musket Firing Demonstration:
Explore some of Fort Mackinac’s amazing exhibits, such as the Battle for Mackinac and the Changing Face of Fort Mackinac, 1779-1895.
The Changing Face of Fort Mackinac:
The Battle for Mackinac Island:
Watch as a Fort Mackinac interpreter runs through a rifle firing demonstration at Fort Mackinac, and learn about the differing firing positions the soldiers would have used in battle.
Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park is dedicated as a nature preserve. Enjoy the interactive Sounds of the Forest and learn about the plant and wildlife that call the site home.
Beyond the Sawmill Walking Tour
Visit multiple shipwrecks (Cedarville, Eber Ward, Sandusky, Straits of Mackinac Underwater Preserve) on the bottom of the Great Lakes and explore the science behind how lighthouses work.
Science and Technology of Lighthouses:
Learn about lighthouse keepers and their duties, the Fresnel lens, and how the light operated as you take a tour up the 51 steps of the lighthouse tower.
Enjoy a deeper look at one of the most unique pieces in our collection by Hannah White, find how Native American artists are keeping traditions alive with their art, and learn about island resident Stanley Bielecky and his unique work.
Hannah White Painting:
We go deep into our collection to showcase some of the lesser-known aspects of Mackinac’s history.