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Geneva Historical Society Seeking Pandemic Stories

Apr 13th, 2020

Geneva, N.Y.: The Geneva Historical Society’s mission is telling Geneva’s stories. Join us in documenting this historic moment through the project We Stayed At  Home: A Record of Geneva During The 2020 Pandemic.

What might future historians and generations need to understand the COVID-19 Pandemic? All of us have a story to tell. The Geneva Historical Society invites people to share their stories on how the pandemic is affecting their lives.

Participants can contribute a story to the project through this Google Form:, which is also found on the Geneva Historical Society website:

We are interested in all sorts of stories, from students and teachers; grocery, food service, and restaurant workers; emergency responders; and ordinary Genevans living in extraordinary times. Ideas of what people might contribute include:

  • Narratives–letters, poems, songs, recipes, short stories
  • Images–photographs, screenshots of social media, memes
  • Audio
  • Videos
  • Digital files–emails, flyers, announcements, text messages, tweets

Through the Geneva Historical Society's website, Facebook page, Instagram account and blog articles, the Historical Society will regularly publish submissions to We At Stayed Home. Some submissions to We At Stayed Home will become part of the Historical Society’s permanent collection. For more information about the project, contact Geneva Historical Society Archivist, Becky Chapin at

The Geneva History Museum is located at 543 South Main Street, Geneva, NY. The museum is currently closed due to the pandemic emergency.

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