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Fun in Fall!

Corn mazes, pumpkin patches, cider, donuts and more in Washtenaw County this fall!

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Tina Baum at Standard Printing converted Caleb’s original illustration into a graphic image so it could be printed and attractive at eye-level.

Visit Ypsi Billboard

Visit Ypsi Billboard Where did that billboard come from? One idea can transform into a large-scale reality, and that’s the heart of Ypsilanti. Thanks to the help and minds of many individuals, there is now a beautiful work of art in the parking lot off of Huron. That’s me underneath the amazing artwork of Caleb […]

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Myrna Padden and Ken Murray wave to the restored Yankee Air Force Museum's B-17 bomber with their friend Connie Hertz aboard as it heads to a runway at Willow Run Airport on Wednesday. The plane ride was a present from friends of Hertz for her 85th birthday.

Yankee Air Museum Video Blog

Yankee Air Museum Video Blog | By: Martha Schmitt When Visit Ypsi asked me to film a video about our museums in Ypsilanti, I didn’t know where to begin. Our town has such a rich history, so there is a lot to cover! After thinking over some strategies, I figured the best option would be […]

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Martha Schmitt

About Martha Schmitt

Experience the vibe of Ypsilanti with videos that showcase our quirky and historic city. Martha is an alumna of Eastern Michigan University with a degree in Electronic Media and Film Studies. She has used these skills to connect with her community in many ways. This past fall, she participated in the Ypsi 24-Hour Film Shootout, allowing her to use Ypsilanti’s impressive roster of artists and musicians to make people laugh. She has also highlighted defining parts of Ypsilanti’s culture, ranging from non-profit organizations like Growing Hope to the evolving music scene in local clubs and bars. Her love for the town is evident in her ability to capture the stories of our vibrant community.


First Fridays Ypsilanti | July 2015

First Fridays Ypsilanti July 2015 | by Stefanie T. Stauffer, PhD   First Fridays Ypsilanti (FFY) is a monthly self-guided art walk and Ypsilanti community event that celebrates the vibrant art culture of the area. Venues span an array of local gathering places like art galleries, restaurants, bars, studios, coffee shops, the library, and even the […]

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Don’t Take Ypsilanti’s Parks for Granted, They Haven’t Always Been Here

Don’t Take Ypsilanti’s Parks for Granted, They Haven’t Always Been Here | By: Matt Siegfried It’s hard to imagine Ypsilanti without her parks and the celebrations, festivals, ballgames and evening walks that they host. We take for granted our parks, but they haven’t always been there, and sometimes it took great effort to make them […]

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Matt Siegfried

About Matt Siegfried

Matt was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio and landed in Michigan in the 1990s after moving around quite a bit. He has lived in Ypsilanti since 2001 and is a graduate of Eastern Michigan University with degrees in History and Historic Preservation. Much of his work has been on Ypsilanti’s local history its connections to broad historical moments. He has focused on Ypsilanti’s rich Native American and African-American history, producing a website which details the development of Ypsi’s Black community. Matt believes that the landscape and built environment we walk through every day is alive with worlds of history and can speak to us about why we live the way we live today. Matt can be reached at