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!

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.

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 various exhibits, and enjoy one of the best views in northern Michigan. Presented by the Mackinaw City Chamber of Commerce and Mackinac Associates. Tickets will be available through the chamber.

The King’s Birth-day Celebration

An annual highlight for the British soldiers and civilians at Michilimackinac, King George III’s official birthday on June 4 was marked by toasts, dinners and salutes. Join the interpretive staff at Michilimackinac as they celebrate this most British of holidays with artillery fire, drinks and treats, and other special programs. Included with regular Colonial Michilimackinac admission. #thisismackinac

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Announced soon!

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. Admission by donation. #thisismackinac