Boca Raton Historical Society & Museum: Curating COVID-19: Boca Raton
We are all living through a future history lesson and it is our job as historians to look to the future while preserving the past. As the keepers of the history of Boca Raton it is our role to preserve meaningful, factual, and personal stories so that future generations will understand this unprecedented time in our history. In response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus), we are asking our community to participate in our curating COVID-19 initiative:Curating COVID-19: Boca Raton.
“Letters to the Future” Inspired by the letters, photographs, drawings, and personal accounts in our collection, we recognize that Boca Ratonians of all ages have a personal story to share about how this pandemic has impacted their lives. Whether sharing your experience from self-quarantine or the challenges faced as essential personnel as you continue to travel and work through the crisis, your story is unique and important. We are asking you to send your submissions to [email protected] with the subject line “Letters to the Future” or send to 71 N. Federal Highway, Boca Raton, FL 33432.
“Changing Landscapes” Businesses big and small are having to quickly adapt to a new and rapidly changing environment that puts public health before profit. Employee and customer considerations have forced businesses to close their doors. We are asking you to share your stories. How has Covid-19 impacted your business? How have you been forced to adapt?
We are asking you to send your submissions to [email protected] with the subject line “Changing Landscapes” or send to 71 N. Federal Highway, Boca Raton, FL 33432.
You can follow us on social media @bocahistory with #IAmBocaRaton as we may post snippets of your story there to remind everyone that they are not in this alone, we are a community and we are here to support one another. Together we are Boca Raton.
Some submissions may become part of the BRHS&M collection. One hundred years from now, your letters and photographs may grant historical perspective to the next challenge our nation faces. We look forward to updating you on our initiative while we continue to look to our collections to help provide our community with solace during this difficult period.
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