Montgomery History Seeks Personal Stories for COVID-19 Archive
Montgomery History is looking for help to document this moment in time for future historians. Its COVID-19 Archive will provide a permanent repository, using multimedia accounts from residents, to ensure posterity understands how these historic events touched lives in Montgomery County, and shaped thoughts and actions.
It’s easy to participate. Residents can submit material in a multitude of formats (text, photos, videos, artwork and more). To get started, visit the COVID-19 Archive webpage.
If you’re not sure what to document, question prompts will be posted to the COVID-19 Archive page each week. This week’s question is:
Since Monday, April 13, Montgomery County residents have been required to wear masks or other face coverings while visiting grocery stores, pharmacies and other retail spaces. How did having to wear a mask change your routine? Had you already incorporated a mask into your shopping trips or was it difficult for you to adjust? How did it feel seeing your neighbors walking around wearing masks? How did you make your mask? If you’re a parent, how did you explain the new rule to your child(ren)?
For questions about this project or for help using the Google Form, contact Archivist Sarah Hedlund.