Gathering History Community Journal

Gathering History Community Journal

 

How are you today?

This simple question takes on new meaning in the challenging times of COVID-19 and social distancing. Since history happens in our everyday lives, we want your daily life during the COVID-19 pandemic to become part of the historical record. Five Oaks Museum invites you to reflect on your new “everyday” routines and share your thoughts using our Community Journal questions. The Journal questions are currently in English, but we welcome responses in all languages. Given that the pandemic changes hour to hour, we would love to hear from you as often as you want! Feel free to submit multiple journal entries from different days and from multiple family member—all it takes is a piece of paper and a camera phone. We also welcome photographs, artwork, poetry, or anything else you’ve created in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

By submitting to the Community Journal, you agree to have your name and work collected and published in a public archive. For further details, please contact the Cultural Resources Manager at mariah@fiveoaksmuseum.org.

Please take a photo of your response and email it to gatheringhistory@fiveoaksmuseum.org with the subject line “Community Journal” (feel free to number them if you want to submit more than once!). All submissions will become part of a new archival collection documenting our lives during the COVID-19 pandemic. Once we’re on the other side of this, the Five Oaks Museum Community Journal will let us better understand how the pandemic impacted our community and what helped us make it through.