A neighborhood fence in Chippewa Falls reflects social distancing measures with the message: "Always together, never apart; maybe in distance but never in heart." Photo by UWEC Public History graduate student Shane Carlson.

The impacts of COVID-19 have been felt in areas across the globe, including here in western Wisconsin.  The pandemic has reshaped our daily lives, caused uncertainty, but also made us realize just how interconnected we all are. 
We want to help capture, preserve, and share your stories and experiences—from the everyday to the extraordinary. This project aims to collect and digitally archive photographs, oral histories, documents, visual artifacts, and other media that document the story of how COVID-19 has impacted the region and its residents.
Please feel free to explore and interact with objects in the collection,  or to contribute to this growing archive by selecting "Contribute Your Story or Artifact" from the menu. It is our hope that this repository will serve as a rich resource for future students and researchers to understand the everyday experiences and effects of the COVID-19 pandemic for diverse communities in western Wisconsin. 
View some recent submissions to the archive below.