Los Altos History Museum calling for coronavirus-era stories

As one of the West Valley’s most prominent history archives has a new task: documenting life during COVID-19.

The Los Altos History Museum is calling on local residents to submit stories, photos, diaries, and other materials about their experience during this pandemic.

“We want to hear how you and your loved ones are experiencing this extraordinary event,” said Dr. Amy Ellison.

“Our grandkids and great grandkids will wonder what life was like during this pandemic,” Ellison, an exhibition curator, continued.

With more than 8,000 photographs and 6,000 artifacts, the museum has been collecting historical information for more than 50 years.

There is no deadline yet on submissions. Museum officials hope that will allow submitters time to process this collective experience.

“Collecting and preserving stories about COVID-19 is our way of honoring the people in our community,” Ellison said.

To learn more about the project, click on the Museum’s COVID-19 site here.

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