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The Ghost Supper is a Native American ceremony that is observed in the fall. It is a traditional time of remembering and honoring deceased loved ones and relatives through the offering of food and tobacco (semaa) at a community meal. The tobacco is offered to the spirit fire, in honoring our ancestors at this gathering! While a food plate is prepared to feed the ancestor's at the spirit fire. 

The ghost supper shares elements of All Souls Day (November 2) and Mexico’s Day of the Dead (November 1 - November 2) and Halloween. 

Join us to honor and remember those loved ones who have passed on by bringing a favorite dish of an ancestor to share, drumming and singings, feeding the sacred fire with tobacco and adding food to the Spirit Plate. 

“This custom has been practiced for as long as the Anishinaabe (Odawa, Ojibwe and Potawatomi) have lived in Michigan,” said Gennie Morgan, a Native Elder specializing on Ojibwe traditions, the medicine wheel and drumming. 

Bring a dish to share, your table setting and we’ll provide cider and water, the sacred fire, the drumming and songs.

 This is an outside event so dress warmly.

Heritage Village is located on Central Avenue about 1.5 miles west of downtown Mackinaw City.  1425 West Central Avenue, Mackinaw City, MI  49701


Join us for the next Annual


GHOST SUPPER on


Sunday, OCTOBER 15, 2017


1:00 - 4:00 p.m.


 The Pavilion at Heritage Village

All programs of the Mackinaw Area Historical Society are supported in part by the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs.