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Today’s Events at Colonial Michilimackinac

June 1 – September 1, 2024

9:30 a.m.
Colonial Michilimackinac Open for the Day
10:00 a.m.
Bales, Barrels and Boxes: Supplying the Great Lake Fur Trade Program
Explore trade items and merchandise that passed through the Straits of Mackinac and learn about how business was done at Michilimackinac during the fur trade era. Located across from the Southwest Rowhouse, number 11 on your site map. 
10:30 a.m.
Artillery Firing Demonstration
Experience how soldiers in the British Army used, trained and practiced drill with the available artillery pieces at the fort, including a live firing! Located at the Artillery Platforms, numbers 2 and 3 on your site map. 
11:00 a.m.
Michilimackinac’s Enslaved Community Program
An in-depth discussion about how slavery developed over time, and how the experiences of enslaved people at the Straits reflect the complexities of slavery in the Great Lakes. Begins on the Parade Ground, number 15 on your site map. 
12:00 p.m.
The Pleasures of the Table: Dining Culture at the Merchant’s House Program
Join us in a Merchant’s house and learn about what a household might eat in the 1700s at Michilimackinac. You might be surprised! Located in the Southwest Rowhouse, number 11 on your site map. 
12:30 p.m.
Musket Firing Demonstration
Learn how soldiers in the British Army trained and practiced drill with their muskets, including a live weapons firing! Located on the Parade Ground, number 15 on your site map. 
1:00 p.m.
More than Soldiers: The Civilian Community of Michilimackinac Program
Civilians were not bystanders to the Great Lakes fur trade. This program will highlight many of the people that lived and worked at the fort, including fur traders, laundresses, spies, midwives and servants. Begins on the Parade Ground, number 15 on your site map. 
2:00 p.m.
Michilimackinac 1781: The End Program
After six decades as a thriving diplomatic and economic hub, Michilimackinac came to an end in 1781 as soldiers and civilians relocated to Mackinac Island. Begins on the Parade Ground, number 15 on your site map.
3:00 p.m.
People of the Fur Trade Program
The fur trade was front and center throughout Michilimackinac’s history. Learn about the people who made up this global business. Begins on the Parade Ground, number 15 on your site map. 

3:30 p.m.
Artillery Firing Demonstration
Experience how soldiers in the British Army used, trained and practiced drill with the available artillery pieces at the fort, including a live firing! Located at the Artillery Platforms, numbers 2 and 3 in your site map. 
4:00 p.m.
Building Michilimackinac: Architecture of the Frontier Program
Many different architectural styles make up Michilimackinac. Learn about them in this engaging program. Begins on the Parade Ground, number 15 on your site map. 
4:30 p.m.
Some Tea and Loaf Sugar: Tea at the British Trader’s House
This program allows you to consider the complexities of 1770s British society through the lens of tea. Located in the Northwest Rowhouse, number 7 on your site map. 
5:00 p.m.
Regulars on the Frontier: Barracks Life Program
Ever wondered what a soldier’s life in the 1770s British Army was like? Begins on the Parade Ground, number 15 on your site map. 
5:30 p.m.
Gardens of Michilimackinac Program
Michilimackinac is home to more than 5,500 square feet of gardens, and this tour will allow you to explore the plants and techniques used at Michilimackinac in the 18th century. Begins on the Parade Ground, number 15 on your site map. 

6:30 p.m.
Musket Firing Demonstration
Learn how soldiers in the British Army trained and practiced drill with their muskets, including a live weapons firing! Located on the Parade Ground, number 15 on your site map. 
7:00 p.m.
Colonial Michilimackinac Closed for the Day

A downloadable version of the events schedule can be found here: June 1 – September 1, 2024

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