Collective Memory Initiative Upcountry History Museum

Sat, May 23
Upcountry History Museum Online
Upcountry History Museum
(864) 325-9130

Following key moments in history, one question is always asked, “Where were you when it happened?” In this current “moment” of the Coronavirus pandemic, the answer for nearly everyone will be “I was staying home.” The Upcountry History Museum-Furman University, a Smithsonian Affiliate, recognizes the significance of these unique times and has created the Collective Memory initiative to chronicle the many ways people are adjusting to this present situation.


As keepers of history, they know that you don’t get to choose the events that force change, but you do have the privilege of safeguarding the memories they create. That is the premise of the Collective Memory initiative. They invite members of the Upstate community to share stories and photographs of how they are working through these challenging times by linking to the site,