Help document the COVID-19 pandemic in Ancaster

Community Apr 24, 2020 Ancaster News

Fieldcote Memorial Park and Museum may be closed to the public until May 25 — at least — but the staff is still collecting.

Documenting involves more than artifacts, notes curator Lois Corey. It includes recording the stories of real people. The museum is collecting records of the personal experiences of Ancaster during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The museum is looking for personal recollections, including photographs, diaries and videos to gain insight into the past.

All submissions are welcome, whether they illustrate some of the positive and inspiring aspects of this time or some of its more tragic and negative consequences.

Photographs, videos, or drawings are particularly welcome, but submissions may also include written reflections such as diaries and poems or short accounts.

Aspects to keep in mind could include:

• What challenges has social distancing presented you with and how are you overcoming those challenges?

• Has the pandemic changed your daily routine and how?

• How have the current circumstances affected your business?

• Do you work on the front lines, and if so, what are those experiences like?

• For families with children, how have you been coping, not coping?

• Are you or someone you know involved in doing something special to help the community, on a small or larger scale?

• What are you feeling?

• Are you able to share any inspiring stories of how you or someone you know has shown resourcefulness or innovation in spreading joy during a dark time?

For more information, or to donate, email: artshow@hamilton.ca.

Help document the COVID-19 pandemic in Ancaster

Museum gathering submissions

Community Apr 24, 2020 Ancaster News

Fieldcote Memorial Park and Museum may be closed to the public until May 25 — at least — but the staff is still collecting.

Documenting involves more than artifacts, notes curator Lois Corey. It includes recording the stories of real people. The museum is collecting records of the personal experiences of Ancaster during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The museum is looking for personal recollections, including photographs, diaries and videos to gain insight into the past.

All submissions are welcome, whether they illustrate some of the positive and inspiring aspects of this time or some of its more tragic and negative consequences.

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Photographs, videos, or drawings are particularly welcome, but submissions may also include written reflections such as diaries and poems or short accounts.

Aspects to keep in mind could include:

• What challenges has social distancing presented you with and how are you overcoming those challenges?

• Has the pandemic changed your daily routine and how?

• How have the current circumstances affected your business?

• Do you work on the front lines, and if so, what are those experiences like?

• For families with children, how have you been coping, not coping?

• Are you or someone you know involved in doing something special to help the community, on a small or larger scale?

• What are you feeling?

• Are you able to share any inspiring stories of how you or someone you know has shown resourcefulness or innovation in spreading joy during a dark time?

For more information, or to donate, email: artshow@hamilton.ca.

Help document the COVID-19 pandemic in Ancaster

Museum gathering submissions

Community Apr 24, 2020 Ancaster News

Fieldcote Memorial Park and Museum may be closed to the public until May 25 — at least — but the staff is still collecting.

Documenting involves more than artifacts, notes curator Lois Corey. It includes recording the stories of real people. The museum is collecting records of the personal experiences of Ancaster during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The museum is looking for personal recollections, including photographs, diaries and videos to gain insight into the past.

All submissions are welcome, whether they illustrate some of the positive and inspiring aspects of this time or some of its more tragic and negative consequences.

Related Content

Photographs, videos, or drawings are particularly welcome, but submissions may also include written reflections such as diaries and poems or short accounts.

Aspects to keep in mind could include:

• What challenges has social distancing presented you with and how are you overcoming those challenges?

• Has the pandemic changed your daily routine and how?

• How have the current circumstances affected your business?

• Do you work on the front lines, and if so, what are those experiences like?

• For families with children, how have you been coping, not coping?

• Are you or someone you know involved in doing something special to help the community, on a small or larger scale?

• What are you feeling?

• Are you able to share any inspiring stories of how you or someone you know has shown resourcefulness or innovation in spreading joy during a dark time?

For more information, or to donate, email: artshow@hamilton.ca.