A Letter from the Executive Director & Board of Directors Chair

What would you want future generations to know about your experience living in this moment with COVID-19?

The South County Museum’s staff, board, and volunteers remain dedicated to researching, preserving, and celebrating Southern Rhode Island’s historic moments, including this one. We are also committed to maintaining a healthy and safe environment in order to halt the spread of COVID-19.

We are reducing transmission by working remotely and the museum’s campus will remain closed to visitors and volunteers until the right time presents itself to welcome you back; however, the museum is always here for you. If you have a matter that needs our attention, please do not hesitate to reach out via phone or email. Stay safe and stay in touch.

In the coming weeks, we will be offering new programming as the museum evolves to virtually collect, document, and exhibit history. Spend some time on our websiteFacebook page, and Instagram profile to take part in our community, share your stories, and experience how the past is relevant today.

 

Your stories are our history.

 

Sincerely,

Jim Crothers, Executive Director
Daryl Anderson, Board President


Rhode Island’s COVID-19 archive

A Rhode Island COVID-19 digital collection was established to document and preserve the lived experience of the state’s residents by Kate Wells, Curator of the Rhode Island Collection at the John Nicolas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage, and Becca Bender, Film Archivist and Curator of Recorded Media at the Rhode Island Historical Society.

Browse the growing collection and go back often as countless daily submissions are posted and shared. Check out the interactive map to see contributions through-out the state. Contribute your experience easily today for free.

Not sure what to submit? Check out the “Guide to Personal Archiving” to help spark some inspiration or consider this: If you had the chance, what would you want your great or 2x great grandparents to tell you about the 1918 Spanish Flu?”

The South County Museum and South County Historical Center are collaborating to encourage Southern Rhode Islander’s submit their videos, photos, and stories. Be sure your experience is represented in this innovative crowdsourced digital humanities project. Who knows, you might just see your contribution on this website or at the museum!

Your stories are our shared history at the South County Museum where we capture, preserve, and celebrate them.