Island History Series: Fudge – Mackinac’s Sweet Souvenir

Mackinac Island and fudge. Both symbolize indulgence, fantasy and escape. But there’s more to fudge than sugar, butter, chocolate and cream. Join Phil Porter, Mackinac State Historic Parks Director and Chief Fudge Taster, as he explores the history of Mackinac’s most delicious souvenir. Presented at the Station 256 Conference Room. This is a free Mackinac Parks: 125 event!

Island History Series: Mackinac Island’s Influence on the Civil War

For this entry into our “Island History Series,” Mackinac State Historic Parks Registrar Brian Jaeschke will offer a look at the military post of Fort Mackinac and the officers at the fort prior to the civil war, the event of the fort becoming a prison for three confederate sympathizers, a profile of Sgt. William Marshall, the longest serving officer at Fort Mackinac, the lives of Mackinac Island residents who served in the war, and the post-war army and the Grand Army of the Republic on the island. This is a FREE Mackinac Parks: 125 event, presented by the Mackinac Island Community Foundation!

Virtual Artist-in-Residence Workshop with Artist Jane Kramer

Since 2013, Kramer has been working on a body of work titled Foreshadowing – Endangered & Threatened Plant Species. For this project, she has photographed the shadows of Michigan’s endangered and threatened plant species and, using an alcohol gel process, transfer the shadow images onto paper she makes from invasive plant species such as garlic mustard and phragmites.

Kramer has photographed the shadows of over fifty endangered and threatened plant species in Michigan and experimented with making paper from fourteen invasive plant species. Through her slideshow presentation, she will cover the process of:
1) responsibly collecting non-native, invasive plant species,
2) turning plant biomass into pulp and paper,
3) photographing the shadows of threatened and endangered plant species, and
4) transferring photographic images onto hand-made paper using an alcohol gel transfer.

She will also do a live demonstration of an alcohol gel transfer following the presentation.

This is a virtual presentation held via Zoom – see below for details. This is a free Mackinac Parks: 125 event!

Join by Zoom at the following link:
https://msu.zoom.us/j/92904425830

Meeting ID: 929 0442 5830

Island History Series: Moviemaking at Mackinac

Join Mackinac State Historic Parks Deputy Director Steve Brisson as he explores the movies made on Mackinac, like This Time For Keeps and Somewhere in Time. Presented at the Station 256 Conference Room above the historic Mackinac Island State Park Visitor’s Center. This is a free Mackinac Parks: 125 event!

Island History Series: View from the Veranda – History and Architecture of Mackinac Island’s Summer Cottages

Join Mackinac State Historic Parks’ Director Phil Porter for an inside look at the grand cottages of this uniquely Victorian island. During this presentation Porter will contrast fascinating historic photos of the cottages with modern portraits to describe the development, architecture and daily like of the summer cottage communities on Mackinac Island. Presented in the Station 256 Conference Room above the Mackinac Island State Park Visitor’s Center. This is a free Mackinac Parks: 125 event!