What stories will we tell about our present moment?
At the Pratt Museum, we are committed to collecting and sharing the stories of Kachemak Bay, from both the past and present. This year, we have faced dramatic changes to our way of life, and undoubtedly our world will continue to shift. We want to document this present moment with your voices. Postcards from Unprecedented Times is our way of helping our community preserve those stories and voices.
We started off this project with a First Friday craft night on August 7, but this is an ongoing opportunity to participate throughout the summer, and possibly longer. We will be developing an online display of these postcards and letters in the coming weeks, so check back soon to see how others have experienced these unprecedented times!
1: Write a letter You can use one of our postcard templates (available at the Museum!) or make something new. Fill it with words, stories, drawings — whatever you want to say about your experience in this moment.
2: Deliver it to the Pratt You can drop it off at the special mailbox on our front porch (look for the bright blue board next to the coal car!) or mail it to 3779 Bartlett St, Homer, AK 99603.
3: Become part of the archives! When we receive your letter, we’ll scan it into our digital archives — it will become part of the historical collection reflecting this moment. Check our website for updates as we develop an online catalog of these letters.