Island History Series: Archaeology on Mackinac Island

Archaeological excavations have been carried out around Mackinac Island since the 1960s, including sites on Custer Road, Wawashkamo Golf Club, and Fort Mackinac. Join Mackinac State Historic Parks Curator of Archaeology Dr. Lynn Evans as she explores the archaeological history of Mackinac Island. The presentation will take place in the Station 256 Conference Room, located above the Mackinac Island State Park Visitor’s Center. This is a free Mackinac Parks: 125 event!

Hidden Histories: Marriage and the British Army

As part of the Mackinac Parks: 125 festivities, we want to explore elements of Colonial Michilimackinac’s history and culture that are not currently well-represented in interpretive programming and exhibits. This walking tour/discussion will focus on marriage and the British army. and will be led by historian(s) from Mackinac State Historic Parks. This is a free event.

Music in the Park, presented by Mackinac Arts Council

From the Arts Council: “With a spectacular backdrop, our summer concert series takes place on the lawn of a National Historic Landmark, Marquette Park, which is at the foothills of Historic Fort Mackinac downtown across from the marina. Bring a picnic and tune in for some great live folk, rock, country, blues—the best of Americana. All concerts are free. We recommend bringing a blanket or lawn chairs for your comfort.”

Schedule of artists:
August 6 – Brian Thomas
August 13 – Wixie Harrington
August 20 – Finkel
August 27 – Gabi Bowditch
September 3 – Mary McGuire & Barbara Payton

Virtual Artist-in-Residence Workshop with Artist Jane Kramer

Since 2013, Kramer has been working on a body of work titled Foreshadowing – Endangered & Threatened Plant Species. For this project, she has photographed the shadows of Michigan’s endangered and threatened plant species and, using an alcohol gel process, transfer the shadow images onto paper she makes from invasive plant species such as garlic mustard and phragmites.

Kramer has photographed the shadows of over fifty endangered and threatened plant species in Michigan and experimented with making paper from fourteen invasive plant species. Through her slideshow presentation, she will cover the process of:
1) responsibly collecting non-native, invasive plant species,
2) turning plant biomass into pulp and paper,
3) photographing the shadows of threatened and endangered plant species, and
4) transferring photographic images onto hand-made paper using an alcohol gel transfer.

She will also do a live demonstration of an alcohol gel transfer following the presentation.

This is a virtual presentation held via Zoom – see below for details. This is a free Mackinac Parks: 125 event!

Join by Zoom at the following link:

Meeting ID: 929 0442 5830