Pastimes in Times Past: Colonial Michilimackinac’s Fun and Games Weekend

Even in the Great Lakes wilderness, the historic residents of Michilimackinac knew how to have a good time. Join the interpretive staff at Colonial Michilimackinac July 13-14 for Pastimes in Times Past, a weekend full of fun and games that will allow guests to play games of skill and chance, sing songs, take tea with the neighbors, dance, and more.

“I hope that visitors attending these events take away a deeper understanding of our past,” said Craig Wilson, Mackinac State Historic Parks Curator of History. “And the desire to explore some of the lesser-known corners of history.”

All events are included with regular admission to Colonial Michilimackinac, and all events take place during normal operating hours (9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.). More information and a complete schedule of events can be found at

Mackinac State Historic Parks, a family of living history museums and parks in northern Michigan’s Straits of Mackinac, is an agency within the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. Its sites—which are accredited by the American Alliance of Museums—include Fort Mackinac, Historic Downtown Mackinac, The Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum, and Mackinac Island State Park on Mackinac Island, and Colonial Michilimackinac, Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse, and Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park in Mackinaw City. Mackinac State Historic Parks is governed by the Mackinac Island State Park Commission, established in 1895 to protect, preserve and present the parks’ rich historic and natural resources for the education and recreation of future generations. Visitor information is available at (231) 436-4100 or on the web at