Park County Museums And Archive Join Efforts To Document First Person Narratives Of COVID-19

Jan 13, 2021

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As the director of education and programs at the Meeteetse Museums, Amy Phillips said part of her job is to document history, adding 2020 was a historic year.

"Many of us by now have been quarantined for at least 14 days, if not, had COVID-19 ourselves," said Phillips. "It's just a unique time in history."

Philips said many times while working on exhibits, the number one thing that is lacking is first person narratives of these historic moments so she wanted to make sure that future historians would have these stories regarding the pandemic. She said the museum doesn't want people to filter themselves.

"You'll find questions just from, you know, have you had to work from home? What would you like your descendants to know about COVID?" she said

The survey can be confidential for a number of years and will be archived for future use. The Meeteetse Museums is working on the project with the Park County Archives and the Homesteader Museum.