KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine (April 14, 2020) – The Pandemic of 2020 will go down in the annuls of history as a time when people’s lives were upended and forever changed. The Kennebunkport Historical Society is creating a record of how our local communities coped with the crisis, by collecting stories of what everyday people are doing in response.
“History is more than just dates and facts,” said Kennebunkport Historical Society Executive Administrator Kirsten Camp. “What makes it fascinating are the personal stories that help to paint a picture of daily life and bring the past alive. They are a critically important part of the historical record. Years from now, when the Pandemic is a distant memory, future generations will want to understand how we lived through it.”
What are you, your family and friends doing differently during this unprecedented time? Are you making masks? Planting a vegetable garden? Taking online exercise or yoga classes? Participating in Zoom gatherings? If you are willing to share your stories with the Society, please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to include your name, address and a telephone number should Society staff have questions. Stories will be archived and may also be published on the Society’s website and social media channels.