Justin M. Carroll, author of The Merchant John Askin: Furs and Empire at British Michilimackinac, will have a book signing “under the Bridge” at Colonial Michilimackinac The book signing will be at the Visitor’s Center (photo, below right).
Book signing: July 25, from 3:00 to 5:00 pm. Visitor’s Center Street Address: 102 W. Straits Ave., Mackinaw City, MI 49701.
Colonial Michilimackinac is an 18th-century fort and fur trading village depicting life on the fur trade frontier in the 1770s, including the civilian residents, Native Americans, and British Soldiers. Archaeology excavations are in progress daily at Colonial Michilimackinac, home of one of the longest continual archaeological digs in North America. Reconstructed based on historic maps and more than 50 years of archaeological excavations that continue today, Colonial Michilimackinac offers a one-of-a-kind experience from cannon and musket firings to hearth cooking and crafts. Colonial Michilimackinac is within the boundaries of Michilimackinac State Park on the shore of Lake Michigan, just off I-75 in Mackinaw City. The Visitor’s Center entrance is under the Mackinac Bridge.
A lecture will follow at 7:30, in the church inside Fort Michilimackinac (photo, below left). Located on the shore of the Straits of Mackinac, there are stunning views of the Mackinac Bridge, the straits, and the Upper Peninsula.