Tuesday, June 18, 2013
postmarq:

340 years ago today: @FatherMarquette and Louis Jolliet reached the Mississippi — the first Europeans to canoe and map the river — on June 17, 1673.

…And he’s still exploring.

postmarq:

340 years ago today:
@FatherMarquette and Louis Jolliet reached the Mississippi — the first Europeans to canoe and map the river — on June 17, 1673.

…And he’s still exploring.

Friday, May 31, 2013
postmarq:

The tower of Marquette Hall at Marquette University.

Nice photobomb, Father Marquette. 

postmarq:

The tower of Marquette Hall at Marquette University.

Nice photobomb, Father Marquette

Friday, May 24, 2013
Follow @FatherMarquette and muexplore.tumblr.com this summer to explore Milwaukee. What’s your favorite spot in the city? 

Follow @FatherMarquette and muexplore.tumblr.com this summer to explore Milwaukee. What’s your favorite spot in the city? 

Monday, May 20, 2013

naturalblog:

“How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.” - A.A. Milne

Love the quote. Thank you, and congratulations! 

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 Sunday, February 10, 2013

silentambassadors:

On this date in 1674, Father Jacques Marquette hunkered down for the winter on the shores of Lake Michigan, making him the first European to settle (loosely speaking) what would later become the site of Chicago.  Père Marquette was active throughout the western Great Lakes region, exploring and establishing missions for Indian communities.  He is credited with founding the oldest European settlement in the Midwest at Sault Sainte Marie, MI, as well as being the first (with Louis Jolliet) European to scout the Mississippi.  It’s well nigh impossible these days to throw a rock in the Great Lakes states without hitting something named Marquette.  Now we know why!  (Well, one assumes residents of the Great Lakes states had an inkling already.)  (Or, you know, people who have a particular interest in early Jesuit explorers in the New World.)  (Gotta love those Jesuit explorers!)

Stamp details:
Stamp on top:
Issued on: June 17, 1898
From: Omaha, NE (for the Trans-Mississippi Exposition)
Designed by: G. F. C. Smillie (from painting by: William Lamprecht)
SC #285

Stamp on bottom:
Issued on: September 20, 1968
From: Sault Ste. Marie, MI
Designed by: Stanley W. Galli
SC #1356

And you can follow him on Twitter

Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Instagram introduces profile badges, and you can find Marquette University’s profile here and Father Marquette's profile by clicking on the new badge icon below. 

Instagram introduces profile badges, and you can find Marquette University’s profile here and Father Marquette's profile by clicking on the new badge icon below. 

Instagram

Thursday, November 8, 2012
You can now follow Father Marquette's journeys, campus events and scenery, and Admissions’ campus and travel photos on Instagram from the web. 

You can now follow Father Marquette's journeys, campus events and scenery, and Admissions’ campus and travel photos on Instagram from the web. 

Monday, October 29, 2012
Thanks Stephanie Hatch, MIT’s social media specialist, for naming @FatherMarquette a “unique voice” among university social media in her blog about the Ivy Plus Social Media Conference.  
h/t Dan Day for the heads up. 

Thanks Stephanie Hatch, MIT’s social media specialist, for naming @FatherMarquette a “unique voice” among university social media in her blog about the Ivy Plus Social Media Conference.  

h/t Dan Day for the heads up

Tuesday, August 28, 2012