Walk or drive around your city or town: Chances are good your eyes will fall on something intriguing. Something that makes you wonder, "What's that, and where did it come from?"
But sometimes you don't know where to find the answer.
A new local history magazine aims to be the place for those answers. It's a digital magazine called The Grand Traverse Journal.
Amy Barritt is co-editor of the journal and special collections librarian for the Traverse Area District Library. She says the platform invites the public to be part of the digital magazine by not only reading, but also producing some of its content.
"It's a really good vehicle for people to practice those skill sets of literacy and communication. That's why we think the journal is good not just for our region, but libraries across the state can get started in projects like this," says Barritt.
You can view the Grand Traverse Journal here.
* Listen to our conversation with Amy Barritt above.