Our grandchildren and great-grandchildren will one day ask how we responded to the COVID-19 pandemic. They will look for letters, diaries, photographs, posters and other items that shed light on how the pandemic affected our lives. That's why we're asking our community members to contribute to the historical record today! Are you keeping a family journal with your kids? Are you taking photos of your family members wearing their masks or community members coming together to help each other? We want to see them!
You can submit all forms of media such as stories, photographs, music, poems, artwork, and so much more, and we're encouraging kids, teens, and adults to participate. And as an extra incentive, we'll enter you into a drawing for an Amazon gift card for every entry you submit. Visit our website to start sharing your memories today!
Have you been going through old family photos lately or talking to your grandparents more and wished there was a way to preserve those stories for others to enjoy? We want to hear about that, too! Contact us to talk more about our oral history and family history projects. You can see all of the other photos and oral histories we've collected at our Adams County Community Archive.
Maybe you're doing your own family history research or want to preserve your family photos yourself. Check out the Library Minute videos on our YouTube channel to learn about Google PhotosScan and how to navigate the General Land Office website. We also have some great genealogical and local history resources on our website.
As always, we're happy to answer any local history and genealogy questions! Staff are still working from home so send us an email and we'll get back to you as soon as we can.
~Kylie Fullmer on behalf of Morgane Plager Roth, Local History Library Assistant