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The Pandemic in Western Maryland Call for Photographs


Western Maryland Library

The Pandemic in Western Maryland
Digital history contribution of the impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the residents of Western Maryland

Western Maryland Historical Library Seeks Photos of Community COVID-19 Experiences for Preservation Western Maryland Regional Library, through its Western Maryland Historical Library (WHILBR) website at digital.whilbr.org, plans to document local experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic by collecting photographs showing how the pandemic has affected daily life and our community.

Visual images capture documentary details and creative responses that are not easily conveyed through words. Please help us create a diverse collection that can assist future generations in understanding the impacts of COVID-19. To learn more about this project and how to contribute your photos, visit https://bit.ly/36TNjiy.

All are invited to contribute photographs taken by county residents. Possible topics could be masks, social distancing, thanks for the emergency and hospital workers, or unique quarantine activities. Submissions might also include photos of caring for others, distance learning, new kinds of jobs, and daily routines that have changed. We are looking for pictures that capture how COVID-19 has impacted our community in all of its uncertainty, grief, hope, and gratitude.

Library curators from Western Maryland Regional Library will review the submissions and select images to add to the website digital.whilbr.org and to preserve in a permanent collection.

Western Maryland Regional Library provides services and resources directly to the public libraries of Allegany, Garrett, and Washington counties. WMRL is housed in the Fletcher Branch Library of the Washington County Free Library in Hagerstown, Maryland.

Project Mission Statement


Western Maryland Regional Library
& Western Maryland's Historical Library (WHILBR)

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