Documenting the Covid-19 Crisis

The worldwide pandemic is affecting the people of New Haven in unexpected ways. On March 1, 2020, could any of us have imagined what our daily lives would look like today?

The New Haven Museum is the organization responsible for documenting our shared local history. Our collection includes letters, diaries, photographs and artwork of New Haven people from the seventeenth century through today. People from diverse backgrounds. People living through ordinary and extraordinary circumstances. These personal, first person accounts are the backbone of our research library, exhibitions, and our school and public programs.

We are asking our fellow New Haveners to help us document the local ramifications of the global event. The stories we capture today will explain this unprecedented time to our children, our grandchildren, and to unknown generations to come.

Documenting the Covid-19 Crisis
I am 18 years or older and I give permission for the New Haven Museum to use answers and images for social media posts, exhibition text, educational programming and/or press and public relations. I understand that my answers and images will be added to the New Haven Museum collection.
Please upload images that you want to share with the New Haven Museum.
Maximum upload size: 25.17MB

We are also collecting stories and pictures through social media. Be sure to #NewHavenMuseumAtHome on all social media posts. When it is safe to do so, the New Haven Museum will start collecting objects relating to this time. Be sure to save your schoolwork, artwork, takeout menus, window hearts, and more.

Upcoming Events

Events on September 28, 2020
Starts: 12:00 am
Ends: September 29, 2020 - 12:00 am


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