Christine Schwerin, Michigan History MagazineLook50
Michigan History Special Issue, 2007
Next spring, when your annual special issue of Michigan History magazine arrives in the mail, what would you like to see inside? All year long, the staff of Michigan History magazine gathers ideas for the special issue and decides on the overall topic. In the past, some of these topics have included “Islands of the Great Lakes,” “Trains,” “Sports,” “the Mackinac Bridge” and “Politics” (Click Previous Special Issues for some examples and ordering information). This year, we’re inviting you to weigh in on the topic. Here are a few of our ideas:
Mackinac Island: Articles could describe the stories behind the historic sites. They could also include interviews with people who live and work on the island and a behind-the-scenes look at the downtown businesses.
The Upper Peninsula: Stories could cover the different ethnic groups that make up the U.P., unique U.P. festivals (and the history behind them), events that have made headlines over the past century and a look at the area’s natural resources.
Shipwrecks: Divers continue to find shipwrecks throughout the Great Lakes. Articles can describe some of the latest findings and provide an overview of the twelve Great Lakes Bottomland Preserves.
Michiganians in World War II: The issue could include stories from the soldiers who fought and the families who waited at home. It could also present a brief overview of Michigan’s role in the Arsenal of Democracy.
You can also write in your own ideas. Take a moment to fill out our one-question survey and be a part of creating Michigan History.