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Mackinac Art Museum opens ahead of schedule

After months of hard work and receipt of the Certificate of Occupancy, the Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum opened Friday, July 2nd at 10:00am, nearly two weeks ahead of schedule. Just in time for the Independence Day crowds, the newest addition to the family of Mackinac Historic State Parks is certain to be one of the most popular attractions on the island. Housed in the former Indian Dormitory on the east side of Marquette Park, the museum has one of the best locations on Mackinac Island.

The museum brings together Mackinac-inspired art that has been created over the last two hundred years. If you're a fan of Mackinac, this is a must-see attraction. Admission is $5.00 for adults, $3.50 for children 5-17. Discounted admissions available with the Combination Ticket. Mackinac Associates are free. For additional information, visit their website at MackinacParks.com.(Photo courtesy of Jill Sawatzki)


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Comment by Jolene Priest on July 7, 2010 at 10:46am
Thanks for including mention of the new art museum. I encourage everyone to visit, especially those with young kids. There's a children's arts and activities center in the lower level with all kinds of art media!
Comment by Pat Steele on July 4, 2010 at 10:42am
Clarifcation from my previous post - I meant to explain that when the museum was the Indian Dormitory, it was included on the Fort admission ticket as one of the downtown buildings to visit and as the Scouts take attendence and tickets, that house was the least visited of the downtown buildings.
Pat
Comment by Pat Steele on July 4, 2010 at 10:39am
Hi Mike, I didn't get a chance to see you while we were on the island last week. I figured you were packing to go back home.
It figures the new museum opened just after we left. I hope it does well. When the scouts manned that post it was the least visited of the fort buildings primarily due to its location. Scouts will continue to do guide duty again at this site.
We had a great time on the island. Decided to rent a house for a week next year for our 40th Anniversary and to have our kids and grandkids stay also, I can hardly wait.
I have been following Brenda's blog as well.

Take care,
Pat Steele

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