Workshops in the Museum

Presented by the Mackinac Arts Council. Join local and regional artists as they share their art expertise. Workshops take place in Marquette Park on the lawn outside The Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum. Supplies are provided, but you may also bring your own. Class sizes are limited – early registration is recommended through the Mackinac Arts Council.

All workshops cost $20 per day unless otherwise noted. Discounts are available for students and Mackinac Island summer employees. Workshops are held after regular museum hours.

Workshop Schedule:

June 9 – Watercolors with Megan Swoyer
June 22 – Beginner Knitting with Becki Barnwell and Mary Patay
June 23 – Instagram with Sara Wright
June 29 – Beginner Knitting with Becki Barnwell and Mary Patay
June 30 – Plein Air Painting with Maeve Croghan
July 6 – Beginner Knitting with Becki Barnwell and Mary Patay
July 7 – Felting with Kim Clare
July 13 – Beginner Knitting with Becki Barnwell and Mary Patay
July 14 – Plein Air Painting with Scott Kenyon
July 21 – Instagram with Sara Wright
August 3 – Block Printing with Cindy Hunter Morgan
August 4 – Block Printing with Cindy Hunter Morgan
August 11 – Rug Punch with Kim Clare
August 18 – Watercolors with Megan Swoyer
August 25 – Plein Air Painting with Maeve Croghan

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:
July 1 – Mackinac’s Got Talent
July 8 – Olivia Dear
July 15 – Rachel Davis
July 22 – Pistil Whips
July 29 – The Accidentals
August 5 – E Minor
August 12 – The Ark
August 19 – Mackinac’s Got Talent
August 26 – Kari Lynch Band
September 2 – Gin, Chocolate & Bottle Rockets

Fort Mackinac Then and Now

Mackinac State Historic Parks is fortunate to have an ever-expanding collection of original objects related to the sites we preserve and interpret. These objects help us share the many stories of Mackinac with our visitors. One of the more unique pieces in the collection is an original photo album and scrapbook assembled by Edward Pratt, a U.S. Army officer who served at Fort Mackinac and several other stations around the world at the end of the 19th century. Using these photos, Mackinac State Historic Parks’ Chief Curator and Historian Craig Wilson will compare and contrast these photos with the actual locations, providing a deeper look into the iconic fort’s history. Admission is by donation. #thisismackinac

The images from Pratt’s album have been compiled into a book, also by Wilson. More information can be found here: https://www.mackinacparks.com/books-publications/through-an-officers-eyes-the-photo-album-of-edward-b-pratt-u-s-army-1873-1902/

Vintage Base Ball

A vintage game of “base ball” as it was meant to be played, barehanded and by gentlemen’s rules on the old Fort Mackinac ball field behind Fort Mackinac, the oldest continually used ball field in Michigan! Learn an old-fashioned cheer, watch players fined for smoking cigars on the field, and enjoy a good old-fashioned rivalry! We welcome back the Rochester Grangers for the 2021 match! Sponsored by Mary’s Bistro and Draught House.

Admission by donation. #thisismackinac

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:
July 1 – Mackinac’s Got Talent
July 8 – Olivia Dear
July 15 – Rachel Davis
July 22 – Pistil Whips
July 29 – The Accidentals
August 5 – E Minor
August 12 – The Ark
August 19 – Mackinac’s Got Talent
August 26 – Kari Lynch Band
September 2 – Gin, Chocolate & Bottle Rockets

Workshops in the Museum

Presented by the Mackinac Arts Council. Join local and regional artists as they share their art expertise. Workshops take place in Marquette Park on the lawn outside The Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum. Supplies are provided, but you may also bring your own. Class sizes are limited – early registration is recommended through the Mackinac Arts Council.

All workshops cost $20 per day unless otherwise noted. Discounts are available for students and Mackinac Island summer employees. Workshops are held after regular museum hours.

Workshop Schedule:

June 9 – Watercolors with Megan Swoyer
June 22 – Beginner Knitting with Becki Barnwell and Mary Patay
June 23 – Instagram with Sara Wright
June 29 – Beginner Knitting with Becki Barnwell and Mary Patay
June 30 – Plein Air Painting with Maeve Croghan
July 6 – Beginner Knitting with Becki Barnwell and Mary Patay
July 7 – Felting with Kim Clare
July 13 – Beginner Knitting with Becki Barnwell and Mary Patay
July 14 – Plein Air Painting with Scott Kenyon
July 21 – Instagram with Sara Wright
August 3 – Block Printing with Cindy Hunter Morgan
August 4 – Block Printing with Cindy Hunter Morgan
August 11 – Rug Punch with Kim Clare
August 18 – Watercolors with Megan Swoyer
August 25 – Plein Air Painting with Maeve Croghan

Michilimackinac Unreconstructed

All the of the buildings you see at Michilimackinac today are based on archaeological excavations, but not every structure that has been excavated has been reconstructed. Join Curator of Archaeology Dr. Lynn Evans for an evening tour to learn about these locations and what they tell us about life on the fur trade frontier.

Admission by donation. Entrance is off Straits Avenue. #thisismackinac

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:
July 1 – Mackinac’s Got Talent
July 8 – Olivia Dear
July 15 – Rachel Davis
July 22 – Pistil Whips
July 29 – The Accidentals
August 5 – E Minor
August 12 – The Ark
August 19 – Mackinac’s Got Talent
August 26 – Kari Lynch Band
September 2 – Gin, Chocolate & Bottle Rockets