The Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum
Originally built as an Indian agent's office and dormitory in 1838, the Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum features a wide variety of items on display including Native American art and artifacts, 17th and 18th century maps of the Great Lakes, Victorian era items, photographs from the 19th and 20th centuries, and contemporary works by local artists. The building is a Michigan State Historic Site and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Backstory and Context
After these payments expired, Indians stopped coming and the original need for the dormitory ended. From 1867-1960, it was used as a public school. The Parks Commission bought it a few years later and opened it as a museum of Native American culture in 1966. It remained as such until 2003 when it was decided that the museum's interpretation of these cultures was outdated and inaccurate. The current museum then opened in 2010.