Photo courtesy of the McDonald Family

Creek Fire Storytelling Project

Calling All Storytellers

Dear Community Members, we want to hear YOUR stories. Please share them with us. We intend to collect the stories, preserve them, and eventually weave them into the history displayed at the Central Sierra Historical Society. Visit our Community Stories section to experience how these stories of our past inspire hope and resilience.

Right now we are information gathering about what stories YOU have to share. These can be stories of places (homes/cabins/businesses), artifacts, or of your experience during the Fire itself.

If you know someone who has a story to share, but would like help recording that story, please contact us. We have assistants and historians who are willing to help! 

Need help getting started? Try one of these prompts:

  1. Tells us about your home/cabin/property/ranch/business’s past—What is your family’s story, how did your relationship with this place come to be? You can share snapshots in time, one story or a few this is flexible—you know what is special about your home and experience and what it is that you want to share. 

  2. What was your experience during the Creek Fire itself? Were you evacuated, searching Facebook from afar, etc.?

  3. Tell us about your home today, post-Creek Fire: What is its status? What do you see from your land? What are the feelings in your heart. What stories do you want to share now?

We want to see your story, please do not feel confined by these guidelines.  We do ask that stories about places include information about both the place in the past and in the present.  

For each entry we ask that you include the following information:

Storytelling Program

Your Information

Are you are a parent or legal guardian submitting on behalf of a minor under the age of 18? *

Story & Photos

(1,000 words or less)
Maximum upload size: 516MB
If your story and/or photos exceed these amounts, please contact our Storytelling Task Force at You can attach your document to the email in word form).

Places & Artifacts

Is this story about a place or artifact?
Terms: *