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Saturday, August 4th is the date of this year’s annual Mackinaw AreaHistoric Festival, a daylong celebra-tion of the Straits areas fascinating and celebrated history in our nation.The Historic Festival is free to attend,and visitors will enjoy a wide range of activities, games and events thatinclude vintage baseball, artists, sto-rytellers, musicians and buildingsand dress of the period 1880 to 1917.Especially for the children, the festi-val will feature horse-drawn wagonrides, decorating a May Pole, andgames all day.The festival will be held from 10:30am to 4 pm, rain or shine, at Heritage Village, which is located on Central Avenue about a mile and a half westof I-75 and downtown Mackinaw City.It is the Mackinaw Historical Society’smain event of the year and con-tributes to Northern Michigan’s inter-est as an area of historical adventure.The Village is a joint project of thehistorical society and the Village of Mackinaw City. Virtually everything within the Village’s 43 acres reflectsthe 1880-1917 historical period. Thevillage has been the subject of PublicTelevision’s (WCMU-TV’s)“Destination Michigan" series.The first annual “Pepper FootRaces” will be held early in the day with a serious 5K run at 8:30 am anda one-mile “Fun Run” at 9:30 am. FunRun participants are invited to dressin period costume. Other highlightsof the festival include:- The seventh-annual vintage baseball game between the Mackinaw Boys and the Ludington Mariners,umpired by MAHS president BillMarvin. All participants will be inuniform, using rules of the 1880’s.- Lumberjack Demonstrationsby Jack Pine Lumberjack Shows- Native American Crafts, host-ed by Dawn Sineway - Dark Sky presentations by Mary Stewart Adams. The 550-acre Headlands, located on CecilBay directly west of Heritage Village, was designated anInternational Dark Sky Park last year, one of six such parks in theUnited States and one of nine inthe world.- Square Dancing with fiddlersand other period music by Blissfest performers- Artists and Spinning - Historic Building Tours of theone-room Freedom school houseand the Pestilence House- The official opening of theChristian Dettweiler Mennonitefarmhouse- Food by Carter’s ClassicConeys of Pellston A special feature will be anappearance by members of the42nd Royal Highland Band of MusicBagpipers. The day will conclude with the drawing for the MAHS’sannual raffle.Heritage Village is open to thepublic every day, with docents at thehistorical buildings from 1 pm to 5pm Saturday through Monday through Labor Day. OnCell audiotours are available throughout theday by phoning 231-486-0003 andkeying in stops 201 – 213. For addi-tional information, visit www.macki-nawhistory.org and click on the“events” tab.
Journey back to the early years of“The Straits” at the Mackinaw AreaHistoric Festival
Saturday, August 4th is the date of this year’s annualMackinaw Area Historic Festival, a daylong celebration of theStraits areas fascinating and celebrated history in our nation.The festival will be held from 10:30 am to 4 pm, rain orshine, at Heritage Village, located on Central Avenue abouta mile and a half west of I-75 and downtown Mackinaw City.Hoops are one ofmany old-fashionedgames for kids
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