Local History Moment in History Project: Coronavirus Pandemic Chronicle

Hi everyone, this local history posting is different from any other local history posting I’ve ever put up.

We all know we are living during a notable moment in history. The time of the Coronavirus will be written about by future historians right along with subjects like 9/11, the 1918 Spanish Flu Pandemic and the Civil Rights Movement.

And the idea behind this little local history project, is to record the thoughts, experiences and impressions of people of our area while they are living through the Coronavirus Pandemic, and to compile those thoughts, experiences and impressions into a chronicle for future generations; so future generations will be able to catch a glimpse of what life was like for people of our region during this crisis.

When the crisis has past, I will compile the information into a binder titled Southern Tier Coronavirus Chronicle. The chronicle will reside in the local history room at the Southeast Steuben County Library, where anyone who wishes to may stop by and read it.

There are three ways to fill out this feedback form, by clicking on the link to download a copy via the following Word and PDF links

Word Link

Local History Moment In History Coronavirus Chronicle Form

PDF Link

Local History Moment In History Coronavirus Chronicle Form

Or by copying and pasting the following text of the document.

You may also post a comment to the blog if you’d like to start an immediate conversation!

And here’s the pasted version of the form!

 

Local History Moment in History Project

What Life is like in the Southern Tier during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

Introduction: We are living during a notable moment in history. The time of the Coronavirus will be written about by future historians right along with subjects like 9/11, the 1918 Spanish Flu Pandemic and the Civil Rights Movement.

And the idea behind this little local history project, is to record the thoughts, experiences and impressions of people of our area while they are living through Coronavirus Pandemic; and to compile those thoughts, experiences and impressions into a written chronicle for future generations, so future residents of the Southern Tier will be able to catch a glimpse of what life was like for people of our region during this crisis.

SUBJECT: Reminiscence of Life during the Coronavirus Pandemic in the Southern Tier 2020

 

Today’s Date:

 

Name:

 

Where do you live? (i.e. Corning, Bath etc.):

 

Six Questions

 

Please feel free to answer briefly, or expansively!

 

1. When did you first become aware of the Coronavirus?

 

2. What regular activities, that you cannot currently participate in, do you miss?

 

3. Do you have a favorite restaurant or business that you usually frequent and that you miss visiting?

 

4. Have you been able to remotely communicate with family, friends and colleagues online? And if so, how has the communication impacted your life?

 

5. What concerns do you have for the future both during and after the Coronavirus Pandemic?

 

 

6. In what ways has your daily life changed during the Coronavirus Pandemic?

 

 

At your convenience, please return the completed form to Linda Reimer at the Southeast Steuben County Library

Via email: REIMERL@STLS.ORG

Or postal mail:

Southeast Steuben County Library
Attn: Linda Reimer
300 Civic Center Plaza, Suite 101
Corning, N.Y. 14830

 

References

Governor Cuomo Signs the ‘New York State on PAUSE’ Executive Order, March 20, 2020. Official New York State website,
https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/governor-cuomo-signs-new-york-state-pause-executive-order

 

Stay safe and be well!

Linda Reimer, SSCL

3 thoughts on “Local History Moment in History Project: Coronavirus Pandemic Chronicle

    • Hi, thanks for message, that is an excellent question.

      I was thinking simply of sharing the finished work with anyone that wants a copy. My intent is to put the chronicle together using Microsoft Word, which should make sharing it, in digital form, easy.
      Additionally, I thought of offering a free printed copy for anyone that wants one and, perhaps letting people know they donate a dollar or two to the library to offset the cost of the paper and toner needed to print copies, if they wish.

      I’ll run your question by my library director just to confirm the details and get back to you.

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