Morris Museum creates project to track COVID-19 pandemic history

A New Jersey museum has launched a project to track the history of the COVID-19 pandemic in the Garden State.

News 12 Staff

May 27, 2020, 12:58 AM

Updated 1,515 days ago

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A New Jersey museum has launched a project to track the history of the COVID-19 pandemic in the Garden State.
The Morris Museum is asking New Jersey residents to tell their story of how the pandemic has impacted their lives.
“We know that we’ve got to capture it now, capture it while it’s fresh,” says executive director Cleveland Johnson.
Potential participants are invited to email or leave voicemails telling their own, brief personal story.
“Everyone out there is coping with this crisis in their own way,” says Johnson.
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Johnson says that it is too soon to know how the stories collected will be used, but says that the documentation is vital.
“It may be something as soon as a year or two from now. It may be something that our successors 50 years from now or 100 years from now go back to,” he says.
New Jersey has the second-highest number of COVID-19 causes in the country at 155,764 cases statewide.
More information about the history project can be found on the Morris Museum’s website.


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