Artifact Recovery 1

Tri-Cities Historical Museum staff – from left: Erin Pilarski, Kate Crosby, Connie Locker and Jared Yax – pause for a photo while working at the Midland County History Center on Memorial Day.

The catastrophic flooding that swept across Central Michigan last week has had myriad effects on the Midland and surrounding communities. The area’s historical structures were not immune, with a pair of museums flooding, causing irreparable damage to a portion of the artifacts housed there.

Jared Yaz, curator of collections at the Tri-Cities Historical Museum in Grand Haven, has been leading up the recovery efforts, which he called “a race against the clock” in an effort to preserve as much history as possible.

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