Delray Historical Society collecting pandemic memories, mementoes

Faran Fagen
 |  Special to The Palm Beach Post

When the Delray Beach Historical Society announced its intention to document residents’ feelings and experiences about the COVID-19 pandemic, submissions poured in.

Since the start of April, Executive Director Winnie Edwards and her staff have recorded more than 100 poems, photos, essays, artwork and video diaries.

“This is an unprecedented time for all of us,” Edwards said. “Peoples lives have changed drastically, so we thought it would be extremely important to capture it.”

A flyer distributed by the Delray Beach Historical Society details the importance of the project: “There will be an interest and need to understand our shared experience during this time. Future researchers and visitors to the DBHS will have you to thank for sharing a part of your lives with them.”

One of the contributors is Kenya Spear, who lives with her husband on Swinton Avenue in Delray

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