Press Releases

Follow the links below for press releases from Mackinac State Historic Parks.

October 11, 2021 – M-185 Construction Update
October 4, 2021 – Mackinac Island State Park Commission Honors Frank J. Kelley
September 21, 2021 – M-185 Road Closure Update
September 20, 2021 – Mackinac Island State Park Commission to Meet September 24
September 15, 2021 – Mackinac Island Airport to be Closed Thursday, September 16
September 14, 2021 – Fort Fright Canceled for 2021
September 8, 2021 – Slater, Bailey Added to Mackinac Associates Board
September 3, 2021 – M-185 to be Fully Accessible Labor Day Weekend
September 1, 2021 – Colonial Michilimackinac Opening to be Delayed on Labor Day
August 26, 2021 – Select Mackinac State Historic Parks Sites to Close Mondays and Tuesdays Starting Labor Day
August 24, 2021 – Experience the Power of Michilimackinac’s Weapons at ‘Fire at Night’ September 5
August 4, 2021 – Special Weekend at Colonial Michilimackinac, August 7-8, to Explore the Free and Enslaved Employees of John Askin
July 21, 2021 – It’s the Fort Mackinac Never Sweats vs the Rochester Grangers July 24 in Vintage ‘Base Ball’
July 16, 2021 – Michilimackinac Unreconstructed Tour to Take Place July 20
June 28, 2021 – It’s A Star Spangled Fourth of July at Fort Mackinac
June 23, 2021 – Winners Announced for “The Seasons of Mackinac” at Mackinac Art Museum
June 15, 2021 – New Guided Nature Hikes Available at Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park
June 10, 2021 – ‘Guns Across the Straits’ Allows Guests Unforgettable Experience at Colonial Michilimackinac
June 9, 2021 – Gardens and Good Things to Eat at Colonial Michilimackinac
June 3, 2021 – Celebrate the King’s Birth-day at Colonial Michilimackinac!
June 2, 2021 – 63rd Consecutive Season of Archaeology Underway at Colonial Michilimackinac
May 27, 2021 – Mackinac Island State Park Commission to Meet May 28
May 27, 2021 – M-185 to be Open Memorial Day Weekend
May 27, 2021 – Memorial Day Observance to be Held at Fort Mackinac Post Cemetery
May 26, 2021 – E-bikes and Mackinac Island State Park
May 14, 2021 – Portion of M-185 to be Closed Monday, May 17
May 3, 2021 – Mackinac State Historic Parks to Offer 1958 Rates to Local Residents on Mother’s Day Weekend
April 29, 2021 – Reigning Lilac Queen Ava Sehoyan to Open Fort Mackinac with Cannon Firing
April 14, 2021 – What’s New for 2021 at Mackinac State Historic Parks?
March 24, 2021 – Artists Selected for 2021 Artist-in-Residence Program
February 24, 2021 – Mackinac Island State Park Commission to Meet March 5
February 9, 2021 – Kyle Bagnall Named Park Naturalist for Mackinac State Historic Parks
February 1, 2021 – New Program ‘Guns Across the Straits’ Allows Guests Unforgettable Experience at Colonial Michilimackinac
January 28, 2021 – Entries Being Accepted for 2021 Juried Art Exhibition, “The Seasons of Mackinac”
January 8, 2021 – Mackinac State Historic Parks Pleased to Announce Virtual Education Outreach Programs
November 10, 2020 – Applications Now Being Accepted for 2021 Artist-in-Residence Program
October 6, 2020 – Craig Wilison, Dominick Miller Appointed to New Roles with Mackinac State Historic Parks
September 29, 2020 – Steven C. Brisson Appointed Director of Mackinac State Historic Parks
September 16, 2020 – A Scandalous Weekend on Tap at Colonial Michilimackinac
August 28, 2020 – Todd Callewaert, Natalia Wohletz Elected to Mackinac Associates Board
August 17, 2020 – Two More Free Mackinac Parks: 125 Events This Week
August 12, 2020 – 2020 – Register for the Fort2Fort Virtual Five Mile Challenge
August 11, 2020 – Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park to Close August 22
August 5, 2020 – Official Fudge of the Mackinac Parks: 125 Celebration Now Available
August 3, 2020 – Busy Week of Events Kicks Off Today
July 29, 2020 – Fort Fright Canceled for the 2020 Season
July 27, 2020 – Winners Announced for “A Day in the Park” Art Exhibition at Manoogian Art Museum
July 24, 2020 – Phil Porter to Retire from Mackinac State Historic Parks
July 23, 2020 – Mackinac Island State Park Commission Meeting July 24
July 15, 2020 – It’s the Fort Mackinac Never Sweats vs. the Portland Blue Sox in Vintage Base Ball
July 11, 2020 – ‘Fleur de Mac,’ Official Beer of the Mackinac Parks: 125 Celebration, to be Tapped Today
July 8, 2020 – Through an Officer’s Eyes Latest Book Published by Mackinac State Historic Parks
July 6, 2020 – Colonial Michilimackinac to Host Multiple Mackinac Parks: 125 Events in Coming Days
June 29, 2020 – Mackinac State Historic Parks to Host ‘Movies by the Bridge’ and ‘Movies in the Fort’
June 17, 2020 – Jodie Borowicz Named Chief Financial Officer for Mackinac State Historic Parks
June 3, 2020 – Mackinac State Historic Parks Historic Sites to Begin Opening June 12
May 1, 2020 – Mackinac State Historic Parks Opening Delayed to Mid-June
April 20, 2020 – Mackinac State Historic Parks Debuts ‘Explore at Home’ Online Resources
April 2, 2020 – Mackinac State Historic Parks Opening Delayed
March 3, 2020 – Mackinac Island State Park Commission Meeting March 6
March 2, 2020 – Artist-in-Residence Artists Selected for 2020 Season
February 10, 2020 – Mackinac State Historic Parks Turns 125 in 2020
February 10, 2020 – Straits of Mackinac State Park Summer Job Fair February 22
January 30, 2020 – Arch Rock Visitor’s Center to be Named in Honor of Governor Milliken
January 27, 2020 – “Historic Mackinac on Tour” To Begin Visiting Classrooms
November 5, 2019 – Mackinac State Historic Parks Accepting Applications for Artist-in-Residence Program
October 29, 2019 – Education Outreach Programs to Begin for 2019-2020 Season
October 21, 2019 – LeeAnn Ewer, Cassondra Boothroyd Appointed to New Roles with Mackinac State Historic Parks
September 26, 2019 – Mackinac Island State Park Commission Meeting September 27
September 25, 2019 – Spooky Specters and Lurking Lutins Await at Fort Fright, October 4-5
September 13, 2019 – Steve Murray, Sheldon Smith Added to Mackinac Associates Board
September 8, 2019 – Michilimackinac at Work: Labor and Trades Weekend September 14-15
August 26, 2019 – Colonial Michilimackinac Opening Delayed During Labor Day Bridge Walk
August 21, 2019 – Myron Johnson Appointed Mackinac Island State Park Manager
August 1, 2019 – Gardens and Good Things to Eat at Colonial Michilimackinac, August 10-11
July 19, 2019 – Mackinac Island State Park Commission Meeting July 26
July 15, 2019 – It’s the Fort Mackinac Never Sweats vs. Rochester Grangers in Vintage Base Ball
July 5, 2019 – Garrison Life at Fort Holmes
July 2, 2019 – Pastimes in Times Past: Fun and Games at Colonial Michilimackinac
July 1, 2019 – An American Picnic, presented by Grand Hotel
June 21, 2019 – Rendezvous at the Straits: Voyageur Culture
June 18, 2019 – Discover Fort Mackinac’s Role in the Civil War
June 11, 2019 – Celebrate the Visions of Mackinac at The Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum
June 6, 2019 – Mackinac State Historic Parks to Celebrate the Lilac Festival with Special Events
June 3, 2019 – Celebrate the King’s Birth-day at Colonial Michilimackinac
June 3, 2019 – Michigan Governor’s Summer Residence Tours to Begin June 3
June 2, 2019 – Celebrate Colonial Michilimackinac with Special Themed Weekends in 2019
May 31, 2019 – Daniel Loepp Named Chairman of the Mackinac Island State Park Commission
May 20, 2019 – Memorial Day Observance to Honor Fallen Fort Mackinac Soldiers at Post Cemetery
May 14, 2019 – Mackinac Island State Park Commission Meeting May 24
May 6, 2019 – Second Annual Fort2Fort Five Mile Challenge to be Run May 11
April 11, 2019 – What’s new at Mackinac State Historic Parks?
March 22, 2019 – Inaugural Artist-in-Residence Artists Selected
March 4, 2019 – David Harkleroad Hired as Interpretation Coordinator
February 26, 2019 – Mackinac Island State Park Commission Meeting March 1
February 7, 2019 – Straits of Mackinac State Park Job Fair February 23
January 15, 2019 – 2019 Education Outreach Session set to Begin
January 2, 2019 – Mackinac State Historic Parks Accepting Applications for Artist-in-Residence Program
October 1, 2018 – Spooky Specters and Lurking Lutins await at Fort Fright, October 5-6
September 25, 2018 – Mackinac Island State Park Commission to hold joint work session and meeting September 28
September 4, 2018 – Michilimackinac at Work: Labors and Trades September 8-9
September 4, 2018 – Michelle Walk hired as Membership and Grants Coordinator
August 30, 2018 – Colonial Michilimackinac closed during 2018 Labor Day Bridge Walk
August 21, 2018 – Spooky Specters and Lurking Lutins await at Fort Fright, October 5-6
August 21, 2018 – Fort Mackinac’s role during the Civil War to be explored August 24-25
August 7, 2018 – Celebrate the gardens of Michilimackinac with a special weekend, August 11-12
August 1, 2018 – The War of 1812 comes to life at Fort Mackinac August 4-5
July 23, 2018 – Mackinac Island State Park Commission meeting to be held July 27
July 22, 2018 – Author Justin Carroll to host book signing, talk at Colonial Michilimackinac
July 8, 2018 – Fort Mackinac turns into Ghastly Mackinac on July 14 and August 1
July 8, 2018 – The Fort Mackinac Never Sweats host the Mackinaw City Boys in Vintage Base Ball on July 21
July 4, 2018 – Minor accident temporarily closes Mackinac Island Airport
June 12, 2018 – “Landscapes of Mackinac” winners to be selected June 20
June 6, 2018 – Historic Downtown Mackinac to open June 9
June 6, 2018 – Soldiers of the King: The British Garrison of Michilimackinac weekend taking place at Colonial Michilimackinac
June 6, 2018 – MSHP Archaeology enters 60th season
May 21, 2018 – Memorial Day Observance at Fort Mackinac Post Cemetery
May 14, 2018 – Mackinac Island State Park Commission meeting to be held May 18
May 9, 2018 – Residents Appreciation Days at MSHP sites
May 8, 2018 – Property in Hubbard’s Annex for sale by Mackinac Island State Park Commission
May 1, 2018 – Soldiers of Fort Mackinac co-published by MSHP, MSU Press
April 27, 2018 – Mackinac Island Mayor Margaret Doud to fire opening cannon at Fort Mackinac
April 26, 2018 – MSHP Opening Days
April 2, 2018 – Inaugural Fort2Fort Five Mile Challenge set for May 12
April 2, 2018 – Essence of Emmet to host MSHP Registrar Brian Jaeschke for talk
March 21, 2018 – Fort Mackinac, Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse receive new logos
March 14, 2018 – Mackinac Island State Park forced to remove iconic elm tree
January 29, 2018 – Education Outreach program celebrates 30th year
January 29, 2018 – Twilight Turtle Trek on Mackinac Island on February 3
July 13, 2017 – MSHP Debuts Newest Publication, ‘Colorful Mackinac’
June 22, 2017 – MSHP Wins Alice Smith Prize from Midwestern History Association
June 19, 2017 – Mackinac Island State Park to Offering Property for Sale in Hubbard’s Annex
December 28, 2017 – Twilight Turtle Trek on Mackinac Island taking place January 6
May 30, 2017 – Juried Art Exhibition on Display at Mackinac Art Museum
May 30, 2017 – Mackinac Island Scout Service Camp
May 26, 2017 – Phil Porter Presented ‘Citizen’s Award’
May 2, 2017 – Mackinac State Historic Parks Open for 2017 Season
April 7, 2017 – Shane Paeth Named Park Ranger E6 for Mackinac State Historic Parks
March 14, 2017 – Dominick Miller Named Marketing Manager for Mackinac State Historic Parks