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Write It Down - History is Happening Now!

In the future, scholars will look back on this time to learn about individuals’ and societies’ responses to a worldwide pandemic. While archived news and internet sites will be essential primary sources, the day-to-day, mundane, social, and emotional experiences of individuals can get lost. Historians are suggesting we keep a record of our lives during the Coronavirus Pandemic. The Pioneer Village Museum and local county libraries would love you to share your works with us.


Your works can consist of jotting down your thoughts, questions, concerns and observations about what is going on in our lives right now. These writings could be in the form of a letter, a diary/journal entry or story. Maybe you would rather provide artwork, posters, photos, poetry, cartoons, songs or a video which are also considered primary sources. We are looking for submissions from both children and adults of all ages.


These entries will be shared on our Facebook pages, displayed at Pioneer Village Museum, and later published in a book. A release form will need to be submitted with each entry.


Submissions will be accepted online by emailing them to or by mailing them to History Project in care of your local library.

Local Libraries Currently Participating: 

Barron Public Library
Turtle Lake Public Library
Calhoun Memorial Public Library

Rice Lake Public Library
Thomas St. Angelo Public Library



Workers at the Santa Cruz Land and Title Company in downtown Santa Cruz during the 1918 Influenza Pandemic.

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