Preservation Long Island has announced the launch of Preserving the Present – Collecting in the Time of COVID-19, an initiative to build a collection around the art, objects, and stories that uniquely reflect this historic moment, from the experience of Long Island’s healthcare professionals and other essential workers, to COVID-19’s impact on local businesses, workers, and those isolating and creating at home.
Long Islanders can participate in Preserving the Present in the following ways:
· Share their stories, images, and objects on social media. Submissions should include an image and a brief description and tag @presevationlongisland. Use the hashtag #PreserveLInow.
· Participants may also submit images and stories online by filling out the Preserving the Present form.
Preservation Long Island is planning to share selected items on their Blog, Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram pages.
Participant submissions such as objects and artifacts may be selected to be part of Preservation Long Island’s Historic Collections Archive. Owners of selected submissions who wish to have their item included in the archive will be contacted to arrange a time to collect the item(s) when it is safe to do so.
For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Preservation Long Island’s collections comprise approximately 3,000 objects and 185 cubic feet of archival materials. Ranging from artistic and technological masterworks, to documentary imagery and everyday artifacts, Preservation Long Island’s collections reveal four centuries of life on Long Island.
If you are interested in learning more about donating objects to Preservation Long Island’s collections, visit the Donating Objects to Preservation Long Island page.