Documenting Burien's COVID-19 Story

Highline Heritage Museum and City of Burien Want to Hear your COVID-19 Stories
Posted on 06/11/2020
The Burien Pandemic Story Project. Mother and child.

The Highline Heritage Museum and City of Burien are teaming up to document the stories of our community’s experience during COVID-19. The Burien Pandemic Story Project aims to document the stories, photos, and other artifacts of community member’s experiences during the pandemic.

While we honor the sacrifices and hard work of our essential workers during the COVID-19 pandemic, it is the work of everyday people like you that are also helping “flatten the curve.”

How does it work?

We want to hear your story in your own words. But sometimes, it’s hard to tell a story without a little help. Here are a few questions to get you started.

  1. What was the most hopeful or inspiring part of this experience?
  2. What was the most unexpected?
  3. What was the most difficult part of this experience?
  4. How do you think your life will be the same or different after this experience?

Once your story is complete, you can share your story in one of two ways:

  1. Submit your story via email to curator@highlinehistory.org.
  2. Record yourself or your family member and submit the file to curator@highlinehistory.org.
  3. If you are comfortable sharing a photo of yourself, your family or friends, please share that as well. We would prefer the highest resolution photo you can share.

You can remain anonymous or attach your name to the story. In order for us to follow up, please provide a name and email or phone number. We will accept stories in all languages.

This first round of story collection ends on June 27. We will open another round of story collection at a later date.

If you are willing to share, your story may be selected to be published in the fall issue of the Burien Magazine. Your story will also be added to the museum’s COVID-19 collection.