Living through History: Pandemic Perspectives

Local Students Contribute to History Project

As we sought to grapple with changes in the face of the emerging COVID-19 pandemic this spring, one thing became clear:  We live in historic times.  Capturing it for those who will come after us is an important task, as lessons from the past help us to understand the present and consider the future.  In this spirit, staff at Hiwan Museum began by reaching out to Evergreen-area schools.

For the Living through History: Pandemic Perspectives project, local students are creating essays, journal entries, articles, photographs and artwork to express what they are seeing, doing and feeling in these remarkable times.  Hiwan staff are compiling the entries for the EMAHS local history files at the museum so that future generations can research what life was like in 2020, and we are making them available here on the website for everyone to see.  They illuminate common experiences to which many can relate.  The hope is to expand the project to other Evergreen-area residents and create a bigger picture of our community during this historic era.

If you would like to contribute an entry, please email it to [email protected] with the subject Pandemic Perspectives, or mail to:  Living through History: Pandemic Perspectives, c/o Hiwan Museum, 28473 Meadow Drive, Evergreen, CO 80439.  Anonymous entries are welcome if they are genuine.  Please make a note if you prefer yours to remain anonymous or to not be posted online.

[View the project essays from students here]