Documenting the COVID-19 Crisis and its Impact on Mansfield.
We are seeking local residents willing submit their stories and feelings about the current pandemic.
Since 1957, the Mansfield Historical Society has been collecting and preserving artifacts and documents that tell the story of Mansfield from the 18th century to the present. We are currently living through an unprecedented time in history. Please help us document how the coronavirus pandemic is affecting our community. We are already collecting newspaper articles and information from various websites that describe the unfolding events and their impact on Mansfield and the University of Connecticut. We invite you to share your personal experiences through the online survey below. You may also upload photographs and short videos here. Your responses and images will help future generations understand what it was like to live in Mansfield during a global pandemic. Thank you for participating in this documentary project.
Submissions can be anonymous.
Here is a list of other materials that we are interested in collecting:
- Diaries, journals and personal writings that record your thoughts and feelings about the life changes brought by the coronavirus pandemic
- Artwork, music, poetry and other media created in response to the current crisis
- Examples of lesson plans and other materials used for virtual class instruction
- Photographs of thank you signs, empty store shelves, closure signs and those with social distancing instructions, vacant campus scenes, etc.
- Video clips showing drive-by birthday celebrations, teacher parades, etc.
Please contact museum director Ann Galonska to discuss the donation of any materials that cannot be submitted online. Arrangements for delivery/pick-up will be made after this health crisis has ended.