The Boca Raton Historical Society & Museum is looking for residents to share their stories of the COVID-19 pandemic for a new collection and exhibit.
The Historical Society is asking residents of all ages to contribute to its Curating COVID-19 campaign’s “Letters to the Future” project. Residents are asked to submit written accounts, photographs, drawings, and/or videos, that reflect how the coronavirus has affected their lives. All submissions will be reviewed by curators and archived.
Selected contributions will be shared on their website’s Spanish River Papers section, on their social media channels, in an online exhibit, and at an on-site exhibit in the future.
“This benchmark in our nation’s history will long be remembered by all who lived through it and those yet to come. It is incumbent, upon our organization, to document this moment in time as seen through the eyes of Boca Raton residents,” Curator Susan Gillis said.
Executive Director Mary Csar said, “There are few events, in the history of our country, that have impacted virtually every citizen on some level. World War II was one of the events, along with the tragedy of 9/11 and the current coronavirus pandemic. It is imperative that we accurately document the response, so that future generations will understand this unprecedented time in history.”
Residents should send their submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org, with the subject line, “Letters to the Future,” or mail their submissions to the BRHS&M at 71 North Federal Highway, in Boca Raton, Florida 33432. Upon receipt, all contributors will receive an acknowledgement of their submission — via email or regular post — along with a written release.