Documenting COVID-19The Vermont Historical Society created this site to document the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus in Vermont in 2020.
For nearly two centuries, the Vermont Historical Society has collected and documented the lives of Vermonters, and we are continuing to do so through the COVID-19 emergency. Like you, we’re staying safely at home, so we need your help. Please use this site to help us document this historic time in our state's history.
How You Can Help
Contribute your photographs, stories, poems, and videos of living through the COVID-19 crisis in Vermont. What’s different in your community – empty streets and empty shelves, signs and restrictions, people talking to each other across the street? What’s different in your own home – new routines, new office setups, new hobbies? Show us by contributing to this archive!
If you would like to make a sound recording, please connect with the Vermont Folklife Center's Listening in Place oral history project.
Who We Are
The Vermont Historical Society (VHS), chartered in 1838, is a private, nonprofit organization that engages both Vermonters and “Vermonters at heart” in the exploration of our state’s rich history. We believe that an understanding of the past changes lives and builds better communities. We have two sites, the Vermont History Museum in Montpelier and the Vermont History Center in Barre that houses the Leahy Library. We sponsor educational programming, publish books, and create online resources.
If you have questions about this project please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The digital items you submit must be your own creation or be material that was broadly disseminated.
- You must be 18 years old or older or ask your parent/guardian to submit your work for you.
- You must have permission from your subjects, especially if they are children.
- You may choose to keep your submissions private on this site, but they will still be made available to researchers in the future.
You can read our full Terms and Conditions here.
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