The Upcountry History Museum is collecting local images and writings to chronicle the ways people are adjusting to life during the coronavirus outbreak.
“As keepers of history, we know that we don’t get to choose the events that force change, but we do have the privilege of safeguarding the memories they create. That is the premise of our Collective Memory initiative,” said Upcountry History Museum spokesperson Meg Hunt.
Described as an online diary, the initiative will help ensure that this moment in South Carolina history is remembered and preserved for future generations.
As keepers of history, we know that we don’t get to choose the events that force change, but we do have the privilege of safeguarding the memories they create.” – Meg Hunt, spokesperson, Upcountry History Museum
Upstate residents are invited to share stories and photographs of how they’re coping; how they’re helping family and friends; how they’re staying strong in times of uncertainty; or how they’re creating a new normal. Entries can be submitted by visiting upcountryhistory.org/exhibitions-events/collective-memory.
“The collected stories and materials shared in our Collective Memory initiative will allow all of us to study and reflect on these unprecedented experiences in the future,” said Upcountry History Museum CEO Dana Thorpe.
For more information about the Collective Memory initiative, email [email protected] or call 864-325-9130.