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Collecting COVID – NHM Calls for 1st-Person Accounts
April 28 @ 8:00 am - June 30 @ 5:00 pm
New Haven Museum, 114 Whitney Ave
New Haven, CT 06510 United States
What do you want future generations to know about life in the time of COVID-19? New Haven Museum (NHM) is asking Greater New Haven residents to share details on how COVID-19 is affecting them in a new initiative, “Documenting the COVID-19 Crisis”
“So often we look back and wish we could ask previous generations about the events they witnessed and lived through,” says Executive Director, Margaret Anne Tockarshewsky. “The stories and photos we capture today will illustrate this unprecedented time for our children’s children and for generations to come.”
NHM is responsible for documenting and preserving Elm City history, and personal, first-person accounts are the backbone of the museum’s research library, exhibitions, and school and public programs.
Share your COVID-19 experiences in this brief questionnaire and upload photos on the “Documenting the COVID-19 Crisis” page: https://www.newhavenmuseum.org/covid19/ Questions include asking for details on how respondents’ lives have been affected by the virus, their responses to the situation, and advice to share with future generations coping with similar situations.
When it is safe to do so, NHM will also collect objects relating to COVID-19, including schoolwork, art, journals, homemade masks, takeout menus, signs, window hearts, and more. For now, individuals can share them with the Museum’s staff by uploading photos items from their daily lives that represent social distancing and other routine practices that are defining the “new normal.”