Friday Night at the Museums!
Phone: 800-338-6660 Contact: St. Ignace Events Committee
This fun-filled evening will have something for everyone! As you stroll along the streets in downtown St. Ignace on a Friday night you will see a variety of activities to watch and/or participate in.
The Museum of Ojibwa Culture will have a historic walking tour and Native American drumming and singing by the Grandmother Moon Singers. They play drums and sing songs in the Ojibwe language. Guests will be invited to participate with rattles and sticks during the performance of the songs. In addition, the Museum will offer children's crafts from 6:30-7:30 p.m. The youth projects will result in traditional Native American cultural objects. The art activity will be new each week. Youngsters can take their final project home, and they will also receive clan animal coloring pages. The Museum will remain open until 9:30 p.m.
Walking tours will set out at 7:30 p.m. after the drumming concludes and follow the Huron Boardwalk south to Fort de Buade Museum (there will not be a walking tour on July 4). The museums are a perfect place to talk about how unique St. Ignace is, one of the few places in America that the Native Americans are still in the place where they were when the Europeans came.
NEW FOR 2014! The Michilimackinac Historical Society presents Fort de Buade Museum & Galleries, featuring rare historic artifacts and unique art collections. Our staff invite you to enjoy an informal gathering on Friday evenings from 6:00-8:00 p.m. to view the collections and enjoy special entertainment and refreshments. Each week will feature an exhibiting artist, author, storyteller, historical presenter or musician.
Many of the downtown businesses will have special savings as well!
Sponsored in part by Kewadin Casinos.