Teachers at Poquonock School respecting social distancing rules during their Teachers’ Parade, March 31, 2020. Photo by Mike Taylor.
Help Windsor Historical Society Document the COVID-19 Pandemic Experience in Windsor
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The people of Windsor, Connecticut are living through history right now as we all cope with the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic and its impact on life in our town. The Windsor Historical Society wants to capture this event and its repercussions on Windsor as it is happening, and we need your help to do this. Your stories will help future generations understand what it was like to live through this historic time.
Do you have photos or items that show how COVID-19 has changed life in Windsor?
What is life like during the stay-at-home order? What has been the biggest adjustment for you?
Are you a parent of school-age children, or a student, or a teacher? How are you and your children handling learning/teaching from home?
Are you an essential employee? What is work like during the pandemic? How has your work affected your family?
Have you contracted the virus? What has it been like to be ill?
Have you been caring for a loved one who is sick? What has that experience been like?
Examples of items the Society is seeking to collect include, but are not limited to:
- Writing – anecdotes, observations, stories, journals, poetry, notices of cancelled events, etc.
- Photos – shuttered businesses, people making/wearing masks, your home work space, cordoned off playgrounds, people in groups but sitting far apart, etc.
- Short videos
- Audio recordings
- Other digital media – screenshots of websites, virtual meeting spaces, social media, memes, emails, etc.
- Physical artifacts – masks, signage, anything showing life during this pandemic (for now, please send only photos and descriptions of these)
Remember: Do not put yourself or anyone else in danger in order to document the pandemic. Your health and safety should be your top priority!
To submit objects or images for consideration, please complete this short Submission Form, and attach it along with the items to an email to librarian/archivist Michelle Tom at firstname.lastname@example.org.