“I’m not nostalgic, darling dear,
I am happy to be here.
I just thought you ought to know
How it was in the long ago”

Garrison Keillor, Back in the Day, O, What a Luxury

 April already ?  

The MAHS is hosting a Monday night talk by Tony Davis about life in Good Hart and Middle Village from the Native American perspective, at 7:00 p.m., April 10, 2017 at Pinecrest Village. 

April and May will be full of preparation for the summer season. Planning continues for the Historic Festival in August. The Plowing of the Fields will take place on May 23, 2017 and our first school tour of the year (for the Mackinac Island School children) will take place on May 26. Anyone wishing to help with the school tour, please contact Susie Safford. 

Linda Rogers is going to lead the docent training classes along with our intern, Kristine Herman, who will begin on May 1. Kristine will be shared with the Mackinaw City Area Arts Council throughout the summer – 20 hours devoted to each group each week into October. Kristine will be in charge of scheduling docents.  The Docent Training sessions are scheduled for May 20 and June 17, 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon. Please consider helping out with Docent duties over the summer. It is fun and interesting and an opportunity to share our work with visitors from near and far.
We will be cleaning up and opening the buildings in Heritage Village on May 3 & 4 starting at 9:00 a.m.  All are welcome !

Our waterfront exhibition space is not going to open in May as we anticipated but our exhibit plans are continuing so that we will be ready when the space is available later in the season. 

April is a quiet month for the Mackinaw Area Historical Society with few events so enjoy the lull in activities, rest up and prepare to hit the ground running for the 2017 summer season.


Catherine Freebairn
Catherine Freebairn, MAHS President

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April, 2017