Mackinac Bridge on a foggy day, viewed between two pine trees.

About Us

We are a collaborative of universities, corporations, and local, state, and tribal governments dedicated to sharing the area’s diverse cultural and natural resource-based history.

A turtle body is drawn over North and Central American, and Greenland on a globe. The heart is over Michigan.

The Project

We are developing a heritage plan for Straits State Park that inspires reflection, learning and healthy life styles built around the Anishinaabe and French heritage of the region.

The Father Marquette Pavilion at Straits State Park

Get Involved

We are seeking partners to join this effort. We are also raising $1.5 million over five years to match a NEH Challenge Grant and make this project a reality. You can help bring the past and present alive.