Museum of Ojibwa Culture
& Father Marquette Mission Park
The city-operated museum and park uncovers the vivid history of life during the 1670s when the Ojibwa, Huron and French lifestyles met in Saint Ignace.
Museum exhibits show Ojibwa culture and traditions, the first contact with the French and the site's archaeological past.
We provide both indoor and outdoor exhibits which allow you a glimpse into Ojibwa culture and the lifestyle of the Huron and the French Jesuit Mission where Father Marquette resided. This is the final resting place for Father Jacques Marquette.
- Video Presentations run throughout the day which teach the importance of the family in the Ojibwa's way of life and how the traditional birch bark canoe, used by the Ojibwa and French, was made.
- The Museum store features authentic Native American and First Nation Canadian art. In addition, we have Native themed books, teacher resources, music, cards, baskets and handmade artisan crafts from artists and from our Tribal Youth Entrepreneurship Program.
The museum is currently holding a Facebook contest! * All those who ‘Like’ us and/or comment are eligible. We give away a fantastic piece of Native art or craft valued from $50. - $100. every month! Our hope is to raise awareness of the museum and thank those who support us! So hurry before the next winner is picked!
*The mission site is registered as a Michigan Site Historic Site (MSHDA), as a National Historic Landmark (NHL) and in the National Register of Historic Places (NPS) and a 2011 Award winner of the Michigan
Historic Preservation Network Community Award .
The museum has been awarded a Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor for the 2014 season.