Getting ready for the day in the 18th Century was a bit different from what we are used to today. Historic Interpreter LeeAnn shows us the stepsby-step of getting dressed for a lady at Colonial Michilimackinac in the 1770s.
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A lot went into getting dressed as a regimental soldier garrisoned at Fort Michilimackinac, but it was just part of a normal day in the 1770s. Watch as one of our historic interpreters goes through the process of getting dressed piece-by-piece.
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Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park - Eagle's Flight Zip Line, Mackinaw City, Michigan. Fly like an eagle across Mill Creek's pond!
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Mackinac is a vista for romance, and it's not hard to see why. This is a landscape characterized by high limestone bluffs (Mackinac Island), beautiful bodies of sparking water, vibrant forests, and mystical geological formations. Elegant hotels, fine restaurants, and even horse and buggy transportation (Mackinac Island) further enhance this romantic atmosphere. It's not surprising that the classic romance Somewhere in Time was filmed in this region.
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Mackinac State Historic Parks includes Mackinac Island State Park, Fort Mackinac and Historic Mackinac Downtown buildings on Mackinac Island and Colonial Michilimackinac, Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park and Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse in Mackinaw City, Michigan.
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Snowshoeing is a popular winter pastime in northern Michigan, but it's not a new activity. People at the Straits of Mackinac needed snowshoes to go about their daily lives 250 years ago. Learn more about the history of the Straits of Mackinac and the people of Colonial Michilimackinac at www.mackinacparks.com
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A piece of Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse has been missing since 1957 - a fog signal whistle. Our Museum Historian, Craig Wilson, describes the history of the signal whistle and provides a demonstration of the whistle and what guests can expect this summer.
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Vintage Base Ball comes to Mackinac Island every summer. The Mackinac "Never Sweats" team up against the opposing team on one of the oldest continously played on ball fields in Michigan. It's an exciting game played with 19th century rules, no gloves, and gentlemenly behavior. Check out www.mackinacparks.com for when the next game is!
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Craig Wilson, museum historian for Mackinac State Historic Parks, takes you on a behind the scenes tour of the newly reconstructed South Southwest Rowhouse at Colonial Michilimackinac in Mackinaw City. www.mackinacparks.com facebook.com/mackinacstatehistoricparks
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The Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum shows off Mackinac inspired art from generous past through the present. From Native artifacts from around 1,000 B.C. to art made today, visit why Mackinac has given something for artists to feel inspired by for over 3,000 years. And create some of your own art!
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Join us on Saturday, July 21 for a Vintage Base Ball game, as the Fort Mackinac Never Sweats take on the Mackinaw City Boys. Join Phil "Pops" Porter as he details the 1860 rules of the game.
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The second best thing to experiencing the Adventure Tour at Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park is watching the video about it. Cross the canopy bridge, fly like an eagle down the 425 foot zip line, and scale the heights of nature on the 40 foot climbing wall. Do you have what it takes to tackle this nature adventure?
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The Loup Garou is on the loose - is anybody safe? Learn more about Fort Fright at mackinacparks.com/fort-fright, and find out if you can face down the Loup Garou on October 5 and 6 at Colonial Michilimackinac. #thisismackinac #fortfright18
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Imagine yourself standing next to the iconic Fort Mackinac cannon. Mackinac Island's downtown unfold below you, just starting to come to life. Off in the distance you see a ferry coming across the lake and the majestic Mackinac Bridge on the horizon. You hear the bugle call out reveille, and the Fort Mackinac gives you the signal. Finally, YOU fire the first cannon volley of the day at Fort Mackinac. #thisismackinac
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