The creation of coronavirus time capsules has become a popular activity for quarantined families as people feel the need to document this time in history. Even as cities and states start to slowly emerge from some restrictions, the stay-at-home story of the last three months is begging to be told by the people who lived it. The Frazier Kentucky History Museum in Louisville wants to compile Coronavirus Capsules for their virtual, but someday physical exhibit on how area families, businesses and government are weathering the crisis. The museum is asking for digital donations of personal stories so future generations can understand the magnitude of what life has been like since the outbreak.
According to the Frazier Museum website, they are partnering with local schools and the public to garner submissions for the time capsules. Their website states, "The Frazier is collaborating with Jefferson County Public Schools, the University of Louisville Archives and Special Collections, other school systems, and the public at large to document and preserve how people are seeing, feeling, and coping with this pandemic. We’re asking you to record your thoughts and experiences by writing them down, taking pictures, recording videos, creating art or music, or doing anything else to express yourself and what you're doing and feeling at this particular moment in history."
The university states they "will preserve and provide access to all materials submitted, so future generations can understand our experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic." At this time, there is no deadline for submissions.