Wyoming’s Archives, Museums and Historical Organizations to Preserve COVID-19 Memories

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Wyoming’s Archives, Museums and Historical Organizations to Preserve COVID-19 Memories


CHEYENNE – We’re living through a historic period, so the Wyoming State Archives, Wyoming State Museum, University of Wyoming American Heritage Center and Wyoming State Historical Society are working together to encourage residents to consider how they would tell future historians about their experience and memories of living through this pandemic.

According to a news release from the Wyoming Department of State Parks and Cultural Resources, preserving artifacts such as journal entries, photos of you in a homemade mask, arts and crafts projects created to pass the time and social media conversations with friends about life during COVID-19 are all ways that you can remember this time for yourself and give future historians clues about how we coped, how we communicated and what cultural topics will always mark this period (Carole Baskin memes and all).

Consider donating a copy of your journal or blog to the State Archives or the AHC. If you prefer to reflect on social media, use the hashtag #Covid19WY so the partnership can pull together all the tweets and posts. …

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