The Natick Historical Society knows rule number one about history, and that is: history is happening right now.
The 150-year old organization has just launched Natick Shares: COVID-19 Community Archive Project.
Director Nikki Lefebvre says, “History is not only about what happened in the past; it is also the stories we live everyday. Right now we are all experiencing an unprecedented event that will be discussed and studied for decades, even centuries, to come. Let’s make sure that Natick’s story — your story — is remembered.”
The Society is calling on you to share your experiences today so that future scholars, historians, researchers, and Natick residents will have the opportunity to understand the impact of COVID-19 on the Natick community.
Sharing is caring
The Society’s goal is to collect and preserve a broad range of documents and images that capture how Natick residents are experiencing this defining moment. The “Share Your Story” form includes many questions to help you think about what to share, but we also encourage you to use your creativity. Whether it is something that you create or document — an image, story, or letter— we welcome your contributions.
What to share:
Personal or community engagement stories
Essays, poetry and other writings
Diary or journal entries
Blogs and social media posts (i.e. Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, etc.)
Who can share?
People of all ages who live, work, or are otherwise experiencing COVID-19 in Natick are encouraged to share. Parents/caregivers are encouraged to help share children’s experiences.