BREWSTER, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — If you have ever wondered how the history books will portray the COVID-19 pandemic in the future, the Brewster Historical Society may soon have archives created on it for the next generations to view.
The BHS said they are working on an archive to house stories, images, and artifacts from the pandemic. The Brewster historians said they are looking for personal accounts from area residents on everything from mandates, advisories, and travel restrictions, to political discourse and loss of life from the COVID-19 pandemic.
"We hope that we can store it away for future generations, so that they can know what we went through back in these days- much in the same way that the pandemic of 1919, people eagerly looked for resources for that," said BHS Museum Director Tamsen Martin-Cornell.
BHS was responsible for exhibits within the Cobb House Museum, Windmill Village, and the Hopkins Blacksmith Shop.
"People are still thinking about it- it's not over yet. So far, we have gotten written testimonies, people's stories about how it personally affected their family, poetry- one submission came from people who went on a road trip as soon as COVID-19 broke out," Martin-Cornell said.
WBZ's Tim Dunn (@ConsiderMeDunn) reports.