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Matt Siegfried | Visit Ypsi Historical Blogger

matt1Matt Siegfried | Historical Ypsilanti
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 msiegfr@gmail.com.

Blogs

Ypsilanti | What’s in a Name?

EMU’s Lost Landscapes and Buildings

Huron | We Live by the River

Ypsi Parks | Don’t Take them for Granted