With the coronavirus pandemic continuing to shape the experiences of people at nearly every facet of life, the Museum of the San Ramon Valley in Danville is seeking to capture the stories of locals living through the pandemic to document history.
Collecting local stories for posterity's sake, the Danville museum is seeking submissions for the "Life During the Time of COVID-19" collection; submissions can be in any form that accurately depicts what life has been like during this often trying time.
"We are living through historic times. It is the mission of the Museum of the San Ramon Valley to collect and preserve the history of the Valley. It is fitting that the museum collect the stories of Valley residents and how they have lived during this time," museum staff said in a statement. "For future generations, the thoughts and experiences of people during COVID-19 will give valuable insights of what it was like to live at this time."
The museum is inviting residents to share their stories, art they created, photography, poetry and anything else that they wish to share related to living during the pandemic.
"The thoughts and experiences we have all had during the COVID-19 global pandemic will give valuable insights to future generations," museum staff said.
The application process is open indefinitely and available to all residents in the Tri-Valley area. Interested residents can submit work for the collection online at www.museumsrv.org/share-your-story-covid-19-pandemic/ or learn more by calling 837-3750.
Residents interested in dropping by the museum now are welcome to do so for the return of its popular model train exhibit which is open through April 11.
The museum is located in the restored Southern Pacific depot, 205 Railroad Ave. in Danville, and open Friday 1 to 4 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Sunday noon to 3 p.m. Hours are expected to expand in the coming days and residents can check back for availability online at www.museumsrv.org.