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“Sweet museum, nice shop”

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, the beautiful new Sculpture Park and our Longhouse on our grounds. Also visit Father Marquettes burial site in our Marquette Mission Park. Admission is by donation. Must be seen to be believed! Amazing!
Reviewed July 24, 2013

We bumbled in here just to see what there was to see. It was free - donation optional - and had a nice little exhibit of Native American life, travels of the Ojibwa people, and important cultural stories. They also had some docent-led events which we did not do. Father Marquette is buried on site. The gift shop has only items made by Native Americans, not tacky junk made in China to LOOK like Native American crafts. I bought a beautiful pair of sterling earrings that I love. We ended up making a small donation - definitely worth a trip in for a look see.

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Reviewed July 23, 2013

What I really liked about this museum is that there were lots of hand made items for sale that had all been made by someone in the Native American Tribes. The lady at the desk was very informative and friendly

3  Thank jeannecass
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Reviewed July 20, 2013 via mobile

I really wanted to see ancient artifacts and learn about the culture of the native americans of the area, so we stopped in. Instead of artifacts, we were greeted with touristy gift for purchase. As we wandered thru, we saw reproductions of things the Native americans would have used. bummer! there was one old mocassin and a few things from an early church. The only saving grace was it was free (or a donation). i really wanted authentic items, not baskets bade 10 years ago.

Thank msshakepeare
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Judy O, Owner at Museum of Ojibwa Culture, responded to this reviewResponded August 30, 2014

Thank you for your remarks. We make it a policy to respectfully respond to all ratings and reviews as we see this as a responsibility to all consumers, not just those who faithfully patronize our Museum . Such a reaction is certainly not consistent with the positive reactions we have received over the past many years. Since the customer is always right and will probably not return if dissatisfied, I am happy that we enjoy a highly enviable percentage of repeat customers. That said, I am unhappy that you are displeased and ask that you give us another opportunity to positively impress you. I wish you would have taken a better look at our 'shop'. It has all 100% Native made products..all authentic down to the very valuable recently made baskets. Our actual artifacts from the Native grounds are also on display. Again, so sorry msshakepeare that you were displeased but thank yo for letting us know. The Museum of Ojibwa Culture

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Reviewed July 18, 2013

Their museum has so much information on Ojibwa, Huron, and Native American culture and history. Unexpected was to find the grave of Father Marquette at the same site with much information on him and his history.

2  Thank SongBirdMe
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Reviewed July 18, 2013

We couldn't believe how much culture could be packed into this free museum. We enjoyed watching a televised program on building a birch bark canoe and another on there family traditions and culture. We saw a lot of the Ojibwa crafts and information on how they did these crafts. We also purchased some hand made items as gifts. One could easily spend a couple of hours here.

1  Thank LeMoin S
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