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Review of Museum of Ojibwa Culture

Museum of Ojibwa Culture
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: At this National Historic Landmark, visitors can learn about 17th century St. Ignace: the Ojibwa who formed the population, the Huron refugees and the French who established the area as the center of fur trade. Check out our award winning Clan Park and our Longhouse on our grounds. Also visit Father Marquettes burial site in our Marquette Mission Park. Admission is by donation.
Berrien Springs, Michigan
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“Interesting place to visit with people who really care”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2014

Every year my mother, sister, and I visit this museum and gift shop when we stay in St. Ignace, MI. One year, I purchased a beautiful quill box with herons in 3-dimension. Recently, I noticed some damage to a couple of the quills. When I contacted them for advice, they arranged for me to send my box to them and arranged for it to be fixed. It looks perfect and is a something I will treasure always. The staff is always very friendly and take the time to educate and enlighten all who visit.

Visited September 2013
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PA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“Native American culture treasure”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2014

We only found this wonderful little museum shortly before closing, but we learned so much in the time we were there. Beautiful artifacts, helpful displays, and gracious staff were much appreciated. I loved the map of the various Nations that was on display and wish it were possible to obtain a replica. There is so much that should be learned from the Native American way of life. The gift store carried native crafts - beautifully crafted and reasonable in price. Outside the museum you can view a Huron longhouse and the grave of Father James Marquette.

Visited September 2013
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Lake City, Michigan
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154 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Nice little free museum & gift shop”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2013

Nice little stop in St Ignace, informative museum and free exhibits. Cool gift shop and cute park too.

Visited October 2013
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Houston, Texas
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23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Interesting”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2013

This museum really gives a picture of the area at the time of its birth. It is a free museum and it gives you a much better understanding of how like was back in its origon.

Visited October 2013
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Okemos, Michigan
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39 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“History, Ojibwa culture, and a great store”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2013

Admissions to this museum is FREE, donations greatly appreciated. Allow about an hour to view videos, exhibits, and shop.

Entrance is through the store, where all products are Native-crafted (though not necessarily Ojibwa). Beautiful little porcupine quill baskets are a highlight.

The museum traces the history of the Ojibwa culture, especially in the area around the Straits of Mackinac, and the interaction with French fur traders and missionaries. Both videos are well worth the time to watch; they make the exhibit contents more meaningful.

There aren't a lot of interactive exhibits, so young children may get bored before teens and adults have had their fill.

All in all, well worth a visit.

Visited October 2013
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