COVID-19

Living through history: Michigan is recording the stories of COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic is far from over, but the state is already documenting the history of the crisis in Michigan.

The Michigan History Center is ahead of the curve when it comes to recording the stories and images of Michiganders living through the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tobi Voigt, the MHC’s director of community engagement, said the project was sparked by the stories we lack from previous outbreaks.

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“We’re the repository for state government records,” she said. “But we didn’t have anything that told us what the people of Michigan were feeling and thinking during that influenza epidemic” of 1918.

Stories, photos, and eventually even physical items can be submitted via the MHC’s website.

You can hear a full story from WMUK here.

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