EXPLORE HISTORY

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 rich archaeological past.

We provide both indoor and outdoor exhibits which 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 is the final resting place for Father Jacques Marquette.

The mission site is registered as a Michigan State Historic Site (MSHDA), as a National Historic Landmark (NHL), is in the National Register of Historic Places (NPS) and is the 2011 winner of the Michigan Historic Preservation Network Community Award.