The Oral History Committee of Historic Vienna, Inc. has a mission to gather and preserve Vienna’s history – both past and present. We would like to document how Vienna residents and businesses have been affected by, coped with, and reacted to the Covid 19 pandemic.
You can participate in this endeavor by submitting a short description, a photograph, a piece of art, or a poem depicting what you think is important to be remembered about this unprecedented time in history. This can be submitted anonymously if desired. Together the reflections we gather will capture a variety of our Vienna residents’ experiences. We will share them on our website and preserve them in our archives.
So many aspects of our lives have been and are still impacted. Below are some topics that may help you choose a story you want to tell.
Essential worker experiences Travel Town Government Family Life Unemployment Food Supplies Gatherings and Celebrations Vienna Community Support Parks and Recreation Friendships/Relationships Fear – Isolation – Masks Pets Graduates and Graduations Any positives? Virtual School Social Media Sites Local Business Survival Vaccine Covid In Your Family? Impact on Vienna Sports Students and Teachers Daily Life Adjustments Working From Home Hardest Adjustments to Endure What Is Next?
Please send your submission to firstname.lastname@example.org. There is a release form that you will need to download and sign and send along with your story. Please sign your name on the release form. If you prefer to be anonymous on our website, you will still need to sign the release form and also provide a general description of yourself to use instead of your name, such as Local Business Owner, Retired Vienna Resident, High School Student, Mother – whatever best describes you for your story.
Thank you so much for your participation and helping us fulfill our mission to the community.
Click here for the Covid stories we’ve collected from the Vienna Community.