2018-07-07 / News

Fort Mackinac Celebrates Fourth of July 1880s Style



Liam (left) listens while his siblings Noah and Sage Venable of Troy enjoy trying out their new penny whistles on Fort Mackinac grounds, their favorite place to go on the Island. Liam (left) listens while his siblings Noah and Sage Venable of Troy enjoy trying out their new penny whistles on Fort Mackinac grounds, their favorite place to go on the Island.

Jen Patuto and her daughter Bella, 10, take turns on two Victorian games, ball and cup and Jacob’s Ladder. They traveled from Nyach, New York, with the rest of their family to tour Northern Michigan as summer settles in. Jen Patuto and her daughter Bella, 10, take turns on two Victorian games, ball and cup and Jacob’s Ladder. They traveled from Nyach, New York, with the rest of their family to tour Northern Michigan as summer settles in.

Scarlett Lubeck, 8, of Valparaiso, Indiana, concentrates on Graces, a Victorian era game originally designed in the 1830s to be played by young ladies as a graceful exercise. The game is made for two people, with each player holding a pair of sticks and a hoop. One player crosses their sticks and launches their hoop into the air at their partner. The other player tries to catch the hoop with the sticks. Scarlett Lubeck, 8, of Valparaiso, Indiana, concentrates on Graces, a Victorian era game originally designed in the 1830s to be played by young ladies as a graceful exercise. The game is made for two people, with each player holding a pair of sticks and a hoop. One player crosses their sticks and launches their hoop into the air at their partner. The other player tries to catch the hoop with the sticks.

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