We Stayed At Home

The Historical Society’s mission is telling Geneva’s stories.  Join us in documenting this historic moment through We Stayed At  Home: A Record of Geneva During The 2020 Pandemic.  What might future historians and generations need to understand about the COVID-19 Pandemic?  All of us have a story to tell and we invite you to share your story on how the Pandemic is affecting your life.

Here are just a few ways you can tell your story during the 2020 Pandemic

  • Photographs or videos of unusual scenes or events caused by the pandemic – Empty store shelves or parking lots; social distancing measures; closed businesses; or changes at your place of work.
  • Photographs or videos of how your family coped – Kids learning from home; adults working from home; game or activities your family did while in quarantine; photos of family members wearing protective gear like masks; or photos of ways you’ve kept in touch with friends and family.
  • Artwork created by you or a family member
  • Stories of what your life has been like during the pandemic – Feel free to respond using our form  or just tell your story in your own way
  • Keep an ongoing journal of your life doing the pandemic

Children are encouraged to participate with the help of their parents or guardians.

We understand that the events of 2020 may be too raw to document right now. You may need distance and time to reflect on the events before sharing your story.  When you are ready to tell your story, we‘ll be here.

If you have any questions or digital submissions, please email our Archivist at archivist@genevahistoricalsociety.com

Submit your story here.