Historic Marker [Manoogian Museum] – Mackinac Island MI

Description

Located inside The Richard & Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum is one of many “incredibly detailed, two-sided oak signs showing scenes of the island’s heritage,” that were hand-carved by WPA artisans. This example, “Retail Store // American Fur Co // 1818 – 1834” was carved by E. R. Homins. The carver’s name and ‘WPA’ are inscribed.

Source notes

"Upper Peninsula of Michigan: A History," by Russsell M. Magnaghi (pg. 166)
https://books.google.com/books?id=YTIoDwAAQBAJ&pg=PA166

"Man rescues pieces of Mackinac Island's past," by Annette Kingsbury. (Newspaper article on display at Stuart House City Museum, Mackinac Island, MI)

"Rochester Hills man restores historic Mackinac Island signs," by Alexa Bray. The Oakland Press.
http://www.theoaklandpress.com/article/OP/20120512/NEWS/305129948 (accessed Nov. 11, 2017)

Personal visits by Evan Kalish, Oct. 5, 2017.

http://www.mackinacparks.com/wpa-and-mackinac/

Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on December 24, 2017.

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Location Info


The Richard & Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum
Mackinac Island, MI 49757

Coordinates: 45.851169, -84.615477

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