Michilimackinac at Work: Labor and Trades

Michilimackinac was a hardworking community in the 18th century. Voyageurs, blacksmiths, laundresses, clerks, and soldiers all plied their trades at the fort, employing both skilled and unskilled labor. Join the interpretive staff as they demonstrate a variety of tasks that made up the world of work at Michilimackinac in the 18th century. All special programs included with regular admission to Colonial Michilimackinac. A Mackinac Parks; 125 event!

Pinch Pots

Presented by the Mackinaw City Area Arts Council. A pinch pot workshop located at the Bridgeview Gazebo in Mackinaw City. You can create a basic textured pot using ancient techniques made with air dry clay. The pots will be decorated later with paint or a marker. Ages 10+, please. In the event of inclement weather this event will happen the following day, July 7. This is a free Mackinac Parks: 125 event!

Beading

Presented by the Mackinaw City Area Arts Council. Drop by the Bridgeview Gazebo in Michilimackinac State Park in Mackinaw City to make a flame design beaded necklace or bracelet – first come, first served. Participants must be at least 10 years old. Instructors are Odawa beaders Daniel and Janada Chingwa. Daniel (Ne-Ga-Nash-Gay) began beading for local tourists when he was eight years old. They will also share the history of native beadwork. In the event of inclement weather this event will take place the following day, June 23. This is a free Mackinac Parks: 125 event!