Covid-19 series

The stories in this Covid-19 series offer a time capsule into life in Wisconsin during this extraordinary time. From a minor league baseball player to a barber to a farmer to an ER nurse, these are stories of resilience and people using their creativity and skills to support their community. Below you will find stories that share our lives, our shared future, our Wisconsin.

“How can I be that seed that continues.”

The Wisconsin Historical Society Press published ‘Hope Is the Thing: Wisconsinites on Perseverance in a Pandemic’. In this series, we feature five writers who share their experiences as they explore hope in the era of Covid. Yia Lor contributed an essay to the book. I am from Chippewa Valley. I spent much of my childhood …

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Yia Lor | Eau Claire, WI

“Being from a family of refugees grounds me.”

The Wisconsin Historical Society Press published ‘Hope Is the Thing: Wisconsinites on Perseverance in a Pandemic’. In this series, we feature five writers who share their experiences as they explore hope in the era of Covid. Jamie Vue contributed an essay to the book. Being from a family of refugees grounds me and is where …

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Jamie Vue | Eau Claire, WI