Mackinac Economic Alliance

Ph: (906) 984-2095
330 N. State St., St. Ignace, MI 49781

Local History & Culture

One of the first places people resided in Michigan, the Anishinabeg were the first residents of the area known today as Mackinac County. The Straits Area was one of the oldest French settlements in North America. It was also largest before the establishment of Detroit.

We have 34 official State Historical markers. Our local cultural associations are making an impact in their communities every day through preserving our local history, volunteering, and planning and hosting events.

Our region’s natural beauty entices visitors from all over the world, and local leaders work to enhance and facilitate everyone’s enjoyment of our natural resources.

Local Historical & Cultural Groups