Help Us Make History

Posted on Wednesday April 15, 2020

Help us literally write history! Region of Waterloo Museums, Region of Waterloo Archives, and Region of Waterloo Libraries are looking for the public’s help in recording accounts of everyday life during the COVID-19 pandemic for future generations. 

We are looking for the experiences of Waterloo Region residents from a variety of age groups during the length of the pandemic. Some of the experiences we are hoping to document include: 

  • Shopping conditions
  • Feelings caused by the outbreak
  • Keeping children occupied during self-isolation
  • Thoughts about social distancing
  • Struggles of family members infected with the virus
  • Stories of everyday heroes, i.e. people helping neighbours during self-isolation, people accepting inconveniences for the greater good 

Share your written accounts, artwork, or video recordings by emailing them to helpusmakehistory@regionofwaterloo.ca with the subject line “Writing COVID-19 History”. Staff may be in touch for more information after you post or email. 

So, for all of you looking for something to do while in self-isolation, get writing. Future generations are depending on you to explain what social distancing was and why toilet paper was being hoarded in 2020!