We provide both indoor and outdoor exhibits that allow you a glimpse into the Ojibwa culture and the lifestyles of the Huron. This is also where the French Jesuit Mission was located where Father Marquette resided and is the final resting place for Father Jacques Marquette.
The region's largest selection of handcrafted Native American art and crafts. Find beautiful work from renowned artists for purchase, including sculpture, paintings, jewelry, bead-work, pottery, baskets, moccasins, educational resources, and more.
Saint Ignace Historical Walking Tour
A Free Guided Walking Tour through Saint Ignace
The Guided Walking Tour begins at the Museum every Monday and Tuesday through the months of July and August.
- MONDAYS TOUR: From 6:30pm-7pm, there will be Traditional Teachings by Francie Wyers, a cultural teacher of the Sault Tribe, under the outside Arbor; then at 7 pm The Walking tour begins in front of the Museum
- TUESDAYS TOUR: From 6:30 pm-7 pm, there will be Traditional Teachings by a Sault Tribe member under the outside Arbor; then at 7 pm The Walking tour begins
FRIDAY NIGHTS: Friday Night at the Museum in our Longhouse. 6-7:30 pm Free to all.
The walking tours are on the history and stories of St. Ignace and the surrounding area along the historic St. Ignace boardwalk with Onalee Gibson. People come back time and again to take this tour. The walk is not strenuous with several stops and places to sit down along the way. The tours normally last about 90 minutes.
The tour starts out front of the Museum of Ojibwa Culture, then continues down the Boardwalk where you will explore the stories of the Ojibwa and the settlers of the 17th and 18th centuries plus the history of St. Ignace. Tours are free, tips are accepted and appreciated.
For more information visit: www.SaintIgnace.org or www.StIgnace.com.
*The tours are sponsored by the St. Ignace Downtown Development Association, The St. Ignace Visitors Bureau, and the St. Ignace Chamber of Commerce.
Native American Festival Cancelled
The Native American Festival is an event hosted by the museum to introduce everyone to the Native American culture of the Ojibwa. The day is filled with activities, demonstrations and music.
Demonstrations include but are not limited to basket making, porcupine quill art and traditional skills. A grand entry parade, traditional dancers and Metis dancers perform for much of the afternoon and certain dances are open to anyone. The dancers include local tribal members also well as tribal guests from Ontario.
Native foods and authentic goods are also available as the events last for the entire day.
Saint Ignace Heritage Week:
Watch for change of date or cancellation due to COVID19
Check us out on Facebook. Join us as we pay special tribute to our rich history during this designated week.
Step back in time to the 1600's at The Museum of Ojibwa Culture during Heritage weekend. We will offer birch bark basket demonstrations, dancing, the art of hand drum making, quill box demonstrations, French/Native Encampments who live on our grounds all weekend along with live music and crafts that are a lost art. Check out our Facebook site for the schedule!
This event is brought to you by the St. Ignace Events Committee, Michilimackinac Historical Society, Museum of Ojibwa Culture, Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians and the many volunteers who so generously give of their time.
Museum of Ojibwa Culture
500 N. State Street
St. Ignace, Michigan 49781