What Life Was Like in Lexington: The COVID-19 History Project
Right now, Lexington, along with the rest of the world, is in the midst of a challenging time in its history. As a society and as individuals, these challenges of daily life are being met in unique and often highly creative ways. For the benefit of future generations, it’s imperative that we capture this moment in Lexington’s history as fully as we can, thereby creating a compilation of “What Life Was Like” during the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020.
Lexington Historical Society is pleased to launch our newest collecting initiative: “What Life Was Like in Lexington: The COVID-19 Project.” We hope to document this period in Lexington’s history so that future generations can better understand the scenario that we find ourselves in and how it will continue to shape us, both as a community and as individuals. One day, future researchers will look to us to learn more about this time in history and how Lexington residents experienced and were impacted by it.
We are seeking perspectives on a variety of topics, including:
How has this experience affected YOU, the Lexington resident?
You and your family can participate in this program in a variety of ways as you feel comfortable, and this project is open to Lexington residents of ALL ages. We have some suggestions to get you started, but all thoughts are welcome!
Feel free to come up with your own ideas that you feel communicate your COVID-19 pandemic experience!
In addition to your invaluable item donations, financial gifts are greatly appreciated during this difficult time. Lexington Historical Society remains committed to preserving our town’s history for the public, even without our usual sources of income from house tours and programming. Any financial gifts contribute to properly preserving and housing your donations, as well as overall collections operating expenses. Please consider a donation to help us continue our mission into the future!
If you have any questions, please contact Archives Manager Elizabeth Mubarek. Please join us in this community project so you can be a part of how this time in history is remembered!
Send digital submissions via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) with “COVID-19 Project” as the subject line. Please be sure to include a completed digital copy of the Donation Form and/or the Donation Release Form with any emailed donations.
Mail physical submissions to:
Lexington Historical Society
Attn: COVID-19 Project
P.O. Box 514
Lexington, MA 02420
Please be sure to include a completed copy of the Donation Form and/or the Donation Release Form with any mailed donations.