Hidden Histories: The Enslaved Community at Michilimackinac

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 enslaved community at Michilimackinac, and will be led by historian(s) from Mackinac State Historic Parks. This is a free event.

Soldiers of the King: The British Garrison of Michilimackinac

Michilimackinac came under British rule in 1761, and the fort played an important role in British diplomacy and military affairs for the next 20 years. Enlist in King George’s army and watch as member of the 8th Regiment of Foot and Royal Regiment of Artillery post guards, drill and fire muskets on the parade ground, exercise the fort’s artillery, cook their rations, and share the story of Michilimackinac’s role in the American Revolution. Included with regular admission to Colonial Michilimackinac. A Mackinac Parks: 125 event!

Soldiers of the King: The British Garrison of Michilimackinac

Michilimackinac came under British rule in 1761, and the fort played an important role in British diplomacy and military affairs for the next 20 years. Enlist in King George’s army and watch as member of the 8th Regiment of Foot and Royal Regiment of Artillery post guards, drill and fire muskets on the parade ground, exercise the fort’s artillery, cook their rations, and share the story of Michilimackinac’s role in the American Revolution. Included with regular admission to Colonial Michilimackinac. A Mackinac Parks: 125 event!

Business After Hours, presented by Mackinaw City Chamber of Commerce

Join the Mackinaw City business community for an evening of networking at Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse. Enjoy tours of the lighthouse tower, explore the new exhibits on the second floor, and enjoy one of the best views in northern Michigan. Presented by the Mackinaw City Chamber of Commerce. Tickets will be available through the chamber. A Mackinac Parks: 125 event!

Let’s Talk Dirt: The Science of 18th Century Laundry

Clean clothes mattered to people in the 18th century, so much so that some women made a career out of doing other peoples’ laundry. Join us for this exciting program about the soapy, sudsy science that helped people keep their clothes clean at Michilimackinac. This is a free Mackinac Parks: 125 event!