Museum of Early Trades & Crafts

Share Your Story

The Post Covid Era

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our lives in so many ways, including how we work, socialize, care for and interact with each other. This is an important moment in history, and this is why METC wants to help document it for future generations, sharing the story of how the people of New Jersey were resilient, kind, creative, and generous.

Everyone has a story to tell, and much of what we do at METC is preserving and sharing the unique stories of the people who lived in New Jersey in the past, helping us connect with each other through history. At METC we tell the stories of the everyday New Jerseyans, the immigrants and early settlers, who came before us. These stories are their testimonies that live on for future generations, helping us learn about who we were and who we are as a nation.

Living during this unprecedented crisis, we can think of no better way to capture the many individual stories and to preserve them than by asking you to be a part of our “Share Your Stories” project. We want to hear your voice through your own written stories, video, audio diaries, poetry, drawings, or photographs that capture your experience living during COVID-19. We hope you will share with us.

To share your story and have it archived in METC’s record, click on the link below and follow the simple instructions. Please allow up to one week to process and post your story. Please limit your submissions to “personal” stories, videos, photos etc. These recollections will become the primary source for future generations to learn about our experience, and in that regard, we are unable to accept submissions that promote or advertise a business or commercial concern. If you have any questions on submitting content please reach out to our staff at [email protected].

COVID-19 Narrative Submission

All contributors are required to digitally acknowledge and agree to the terms and conditions of the Share Your Story Project Release Form.  Please download and review this document prior to submitting the form below. After completing the form, an email confirmation will be sent for your records, staff will also send a hard copy through mail.

COVID-19 Narrative Submission
Street Address *
I need to email additional content to METC and will send to [email protected] (no larger than 20 Mb) *
Please check here if you have read and understand the terms and conditions stated in the Share Your Story Project Release Form listed above. *
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