The Newtown Historical Society invites you to participate in creating a historical record of Newtown’s local experience dealing with the COVID-19 global pandemic. Your contributions will be archived with those of other Newtowners and accessed in the future by scholars, townspeople, students and others who study and look back on this historic time in our modern life.
We have all been touched by COVID-19 in very different and personal ways. Children and parents, seniors and students, merchants, highly educated professionals...all creatively finding new ways to work and play safely. Every kind of individual and family has been forced to adopt new habits almost overnight.
Much of the story of COVID-19 will be about hardship and difficulty, but not all. A complete record should reflect new work requirements and adaptations, pastimes, family time, entertainment, steps to protect from the virus, changes in the household and other personal observations describing how our lives have been affected by the pandemic.
Please join us in creating an archive that will chronicle our shared experience with COVID-19. Your contribution, however large or small, is historically significant and will provide a rare opportunity to touch the future.
Enter your observations in the form below. Don’t be concerned about style or grammar because the facts are what matter.
Guardians: All children under the age of 18 require consent to participate, so please send an email to NewtownHistoryCovid@gmail.com
confirming permission to document their responses under their first name, age, and zip code.