Mud season is MUG season! And we are running the Mug Season Challenge! Here in the Keweenaw, it's still snowing but the spring sunshine creates too much icy crust for good skiing and snowshoeing. And soon enough we'll have nothing but MUD! So if you're looking for an indoor activity to tide you over until hiking, biking, and boating begin, try being a Citizen Historian with the Keweenaw Time Traveler. If you top off the classifications in one year's map, let us know and we will send you a mug as a thank you. Here's how it works:
We have three apps that ask you — Citizen Historians volunteering from home — to collect information from historic fire insurance maps. You can choose your activity: Document Building Materials, Document Building Use, or Transcribe the Maps. To learn more, check out our blog post from September or watch our how-to videos on YouTube.
If Citizen Historians like you finish Quincy 1942, we will run another contest. So keep checking back for new Mug Season Challenges! Also you can track overall Citizen Historians' progress here. Thanks for helping to make the Keweenaw Time Traveler even better. Happy Mapping!