As communities in Delaware and around the nation deal with an unprecedented series of events, what are you doing to collect in the now? What are you doing with the items you have been holding onto, discovering (or rediscovering), reusing, or creating? Join Leigh Rifenburg, DHS Chief Curator, and Stephanie Lampkin, Director of the Jane and Littleton Mitchell Center for African American Heritage, via ZOOM for an afternoon of sharing and storytelling as we highlight materials from the DHS collection and reflect on what stories they tell in relation to the current environment of COVID-19, Black Lives Matter activism, and social uprising and protests. You’ll be invited to show off your own items, tell us why you saved them, and share their stories. Together, we’ll consider what community collections can reveal about this unique moment in time.
All registrants and attendees are encouraged to submit your story to COVID Chronicles Delaware. COVID Chronicles Delaware is an initiative of the Delaware History Society, asking Delawareans to reflect on their experiences living through the COVID-19 pandemic and capture them through writing, art, image, or song. Submissions will become part of the permanent Delaware Historical Society digital collection to serve individually and collectively as primary sources for future generations. Some stories will be selected for publication and highlighted on our social media platforms.