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Preserving New History: The Connecticut Historical Society Kicks Off Community History Project with Key Partner Otis Library

May 24 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Tuesday, May 24, 5 – 7pm, Otis Library Community Room

How will history remember COVID-19? How will you remember it?

We all recognize the current COVID-19 pandemic has cemented its place as a historical moment. The Connecticut Historical Society (CHS) has created a new initiative to preserve a diverse community experience of this historic health crisis.

The Community History Project at the CHS will use history and contemporary collecting practices to promote greater cultural understanding and collaborative efforts to strengthen communities’ ties. Communities of color in Connecticut have been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19. This project focuses on ensuring that the stories and experiences of the most marginalized and impacted communities are not lost to time.

All interested community members are invited to a Community History Project Kickoff and Reception to celebrate and learn more about this exciting new initiative to create the archive of tomorrow! Free event; no registration required.

To learn more about this project, please view the Connecticut Historical Society’s press release.


Otis Library
261 Main St.
Norwich, CT United States
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