Making History in a Pandemic

The Hagen History Center is collecting images and stories that document how COVID-19 impacted your day to day life. 

As Erie County residents and those throughout the world like you react to new policies and recommendations aimed to restrict the virus' spread, we wish to document and preserve the materials and stories that demonstrate how you are continuing to communicate, work, commute, learn, teach, and give aid to others.

Tell us your story by sending the Hagen History Center photographs, short videos or a PDF of your recollections that best represent the experiences and observations that have stood out to you most. How are you and your family members spending your time? What do you regard as your biggest challenges? Was there a moment when you realized a historic event was taking place?

The photographs we collect will allow all of us to study and share these experiences in the future. You can assist us by donating your photographs to help document this tragic and historic time in history.

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