Brooklyn Historical Society Documents the Pandemic, and You Can Share Your Experiences

Cobble Hill. Photo by Susan De Vries

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    The Brooklyn Historical Society has been documenting Brooklyn life for over 150 years, and that mission continues with their recent launch of a COVID-19 project.

    Seeking to gather accounts of the pandemic, BHS is asking Brooklynites to submit stories and digital materials as part of the new collection and documentation effort. The materials will be used to inform future scholars, students and individuals about the toll the crises took on the health, economy, politics and religious and social life of the borough.

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    Brooklyn Heights. Photo by Susan De Vries

    BHS has created a online submission form for digital content so that Brooklynites can start to share their photographs, videos and audio recordings while New York is still under PAUSE. Physical objects can’t be accepted while the society is closed, so don’t put anything in the mail, but those will be a future part of the collection project.

    Check out all the information online for full details on what type of material is of interest and how to submit. The page does note that all submissions will be reviewed by the collections staff and may be shared on social media.

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