Welcome to Mitten History! I’m a native Michigander recently returned to my home state after going to college and grad school elsewhere. I am a public historian particularly interested in local history, especially if that locale happens to be my favorite Great Lakes state. I love visiting historic sites around Michigan including local history museums, historic markers, statues, and more. I started this blog to share the some of the great stories and fascinating sites I’ve learned about, and also to encourage myself to visit more historic sites even when I’m not on a trip – there’s plenty of history right down the street! Finally, I want to showcase the many different ways history and memory are presented to the public by visiting as many different examples as I can find. I hope this blog will appeal to anyone interested in the history of Michigan or public history. Hope you enjoy it!