The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History is creating “an inclusive portrait of 2020” by putting together personal stories that you want to “share with the future.”
“We see history happening. We want to see it from your perspective. Historians will remember 2020—a time of pandemic, economic crisis, police violence, and protest. But how does it feel to be part of history?” the museum said in a release on its website.
“We want to gather an inclusive, wide-ranging, and personal record of this moment—a digital time capsule for future generations and a place for conversation right now. Here’s your chance to be heard—by your national museum, by your fellow Americans, and by the future,” it continued.
2020 may be over, but we still need your help creating an inclusive portrait of last year.
— National Museum of American History (@amhistorymuseum) January 4, 2021
You can submit your experiences of protests in your town, how your daily life or your working environment changed by the pandemic, your memories of quarantining with your family and loved ones, etc.
To share your memories of the last year with the National Museum of American History to become part of “Stories of 2020,” click here.
All of the Smithsonian museums, and the National Zoo, have been closed to the public since November 23 as part of safety measures against the coronavirus pandemic.