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      Greetings from History: 2000 Letters for the Lonely

      For over 60 years, Barkerville Historic Town & Park has been connecting with visitors to share history and common humanity through live, interactive storytelling that is compassionate, personal, and compelling. With the resurgence of COVID-19 risk in Canada, Barkerville’s on-site winter interpretive programs have been suspended and thousands of people living in isolation are faced with the prospect of a very lonely holiday season without human connection. 


      Our historians are ready to answer the call! Arming themselves with pen, paper, and a passion for connecting people and history, Barkerville’s team will set to work on achieving the monumental task of writing 2,000 personalized full-page letters those living in isolation, sharing stories from history, tales from the gold rush, love, support, and a little bit of human connection.


      We are asking for your support to help make this happen. Barkerville has launched a fundraising campaign to cover the costs of postage, stationery, and more than 1,000 hours of labour needed to support the Greetings from History Campaign’s goal of writing 2,000 letters for the lonely. Your donation of $15 will cover the cost of providing one deserving recipient with a full-page personalized letter, delivering real human connection in a time of great isolation. Our ultimate goal is to raise $30,000 to write 2,000 letters.


      Please help us keep humanity connected over the holidays. Support our efforts to raise the $30,000 we need to write 2,000 letters through our Greetings from History campaign.


      Note: if you would like to nominate someone who should receive a Greeting from History, you can do so here