Hidden Histories: The Grenadiers’ “Mutiny” of 1780

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 the Grenadiers’ “mutiny” of 1780, and will be led by historian(s) from Mackinac State Historic Parks. This is a free event.

Watercolor Waves and Bridge Class

Presented by the Mackinaw City Area Arts Council. Come on out to the Bridgeview Gazebo in Mackinaw City to learn to paint the waves of the Great Lakes. Love the Mackinac Bridge? Professional watercolor artist, Sarah Tule, will help you paint that in, too! This class is for those new to watercolor. She will cover some basic techniques before completing a small painting you can bring home. All supplies will be provided on a first come, first served basis. Limited to those ages 12 and older. In case of inclement weather this class will take place the following day, August 17. This is a free Mackinac Parks: 125 event!

Gardens and Good Things to Eat

Everyone loves a good meal, including the historic residents of Michilimackinac! Join historic interpreters to tour and help maintain the fort’s gardens, assist with running the outdoor bread oven (and taste the results!), watch meals cooked over an open fire, and learn more about the unique food cultures of Michilimackinac’s French, British, and Native American residents. All special programs included with regular admission to Colonial Michilimackinac. A Mackinac Parks: 125 event!

Gardens and Good Things to Eat

Everyone loves a good meal, including the historic residents of Michilimackinac! Join historic interpreters to tour and help maintain the fort’s gardens, assist with running the outdoor bread oven (and taste the results!), watch meals cooked over an open fire, and learn more about the unique food cultures of Michilimackinac’s French, British, and Native American residents. All special programs included with regular admission to Colonial Michilimackinac. A Mackinac Parks: 125 event!

Pastimes in Times Past: Fun and Games

Even in the Great Lakes wilderness, the historic residents of Michilimackinac knew how to have a good time. As you explore the fort, stop and try your hand at games of skill and chance, sing a song, take tea with the neighbors, enjoy the latest news from London, or learn an 18th century dance. All special programs included with a regular Colonial Michilimackinac ticket. A Mackinac Parks: 125 event!