The Sedona Historical Society is asking residents to share their COVID-19 experiences for posterity. The Society would like to capture some of the stories about how you are coping with the COVID-19 virus restrictions and risks. They plan to preserve these stories for the future as part of their permanent collection and possibly a future exhibit.
What has your experience been like? Do you have a funny, sad, poignant, uplifting story? What’s different, or the same? Share your stories about how you’re staying in touch, coping with kids at home, learning a new skill, etc. Anyone can submit a story by visiting the Society’s website and following the guidelines at SedonaMuseum.org/covid-19-stories/
“We are living history.” said the Society’s Historian, Janeen Trevillyan. “Just as people are looking back in time now for valuable experiences and lessons-learned, along with inspiration and strength, so will future generations look back at our experiences in 2020 for their own know-how and insight.”
Stories and memories will become a collective diary of experiences. Guidelines for submission are on the webpage. Submissions will be screened before posting for public view for appropriateness; it is not intended as an opinion-sharing forum.
The Sedona Historical Society’s mission is to research, preserve and tell the history of the greater Sedona area. For more information, call 928-282-7038. SedonaMuseum.org.
Jerome residents during the 1918 Spanish flu epidemic, wearing masks.