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.
Traditional Native American Teachings and St. Ignace History Teachings
- Monday and Tuesday evenings from 6:30 to 7:00 come and learn about the traditional ways of the Ojibwa people and how those teachings are still carried on today. Frances Wyers, Museum Cultural Director and a Member of the Sault Tribe of Chippewa Indians will present these rich cultural teachings. Handouts of segments of the teachings will be available.
- Mondays and Tuesday evenings from 7:00 to 7:30, come and learn about the history of our area as Tom Wyers, Museum Assistant Manager, will share and engage our audience as he shares about the history of St. Ignace and the significance of history as it happened on the site of the Marquette Mission Park. Each person attending will be given a free copy of the St. Ignace Walking Tour, a 40-page booklet that walks locals and visitors through a self-guided tour through downtown St. Ignace and its waterfront boardwalk. The booklet explores stories about the tribes that inhabited the area and the settlers of the 17th and 18th centuries and showcases our rich history. This free booklet is complimentary from the Michilimakinac Historical Society.
Friday Nights at the Museum in the Longhouse 7;00 to 9:00 PM
Come and learn from traditional Elders about the old ways of the Tribal people from our area and how the old teachings have been preserved and have been handed down from generation to generation. The teachings will be presented in our traditional longhouse which represents a dwelling place of the Huron people who set up a village on the site of the Museum of Ojibwa Culture.
Native American Festival – Rescheduled
July 24th from 10:00 A.M. until 6:00 P.M.
Come and join us.
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:
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