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 are being felt in areas across the globe, including here in Western Wisconsin.  The pandemic and its effects have 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 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. The archive also includes submissions to the Healing Reflections project, a 2021 collaboration between the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, the Mayo Clinic, and the Pablo Center at the Confluence.
Join your neighbors and become a citizen archivist today! You can contribute to this growing archiving by selecting "Contribute Your Story or Artifact" from the menu above, you can also explore and interact with other objects in this archive through the other links.
View some recent submissions to the archive below.