“Voices of Lovettsville” — Tell us your coronavirus stories!

The Lovettsville Historical Society is sponsoring an exciting new project, called “Voices of Lovettsville,” to collect stories of our local citizens’ experiences during these extraordinary times of the coronavirus. Sheryl Frye has volunteered to lead this project over the next few months. She will be conducting interviews with citizens of all ages and backgrounds.

First-hand accounts of people’s personal experiences can convey so much more historically than just facts and figures. Through these interviews, Sheryl is hoping to capture — for future generations — how this pandemic, and our responses to it, are affecting people in the Lovettsville area.

Interviews (at a social distance) will be done with those that are interested in participating. These will be non-political and experience-based interviews, with no more than 12 questions. Basic demographic data will also be collected to help the Historical Society organize these interviews.

Once the interviews are completed, the recordings and transcriptions will be held by the Historical Society & Museum for preservation and possible publishing. If you are interested in being interviewed for this project, please contact Sheryl at the voicesoflovettsville@gmail.com address, and she will set up a time to meet with you.

If you would prefer, you may just write down your stories yourself, and submit them to Sheryl at the above email address, or snail-mail them to the Lovettsville Historical Society, P.O. Box 5, Lovettsville VA 20180.

If you’d like to help out with transcribing interviews and writing, let us know at the email address above.

Please join us in this effort, ask your friends and neighbors to participate as well, and help us promote this project!