PHIL PORTER was born and raised in Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan, and spent summers living on Mackinac Island's West Bluff. He worked as a historic interpreter at Fort Mackinac while pursuing academic studies and joined the permanent staff of Mackinac State Historic Parks in 1976. He has served as curator of collections, curator of interpretation, chief curator, and director since 2003.
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An Illustrated History