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Tell your ‘where I was when this happened’ story

Everyone has a ‘where were you  when…” story. Now, the historical society wants to hear yours.

Residents are invited to take part in the Curating COVID-19 Letters to the Future campaign.

“There are few events in the history of our country that have impacted virtually every citizen on some level. The tragedy of 9/11…the current coronavirus pandemic. It is imperative that we accurately document the response, so  future generations will understand this unprecedented time in history,” says Mary Csar, executive director, Boca Raton Historical Society & Museum.

The society collects, preserves and disseminates artifacts and information on Boca’s past and evolving history.

Curator Susan Gillis considers this “a benchmark in our nation’s history. It is incumbent, upon our organization  to document this moment in time as seen through the eyes of Boca Raton residents.

Residents of all ages – children and adults – can take part in campaign’s “Letters to the Future” project. The society wants written accounts, photographs, drawings and/or videos that reflect how the coronavirus has affected your life. All submissions will be reviewed by the society curators and will be archived. Selected contributions will be shared on their website’s Spanish River Papers section, on their social media channels, and an online exhibit and on-site exhibit in the future.

Residents should send submissions to, with the subject line, “Letters to the Future.” Or mail submissions to the Boca Raton Historical Society & Museum, 71 N. Federal Highway, Boca Raton, FL 33432.  Upon receipt, contributors will receive an acknowledgement of their submission via email or regular post along with a written release.

Gillis notes that noted Boca Raton professional photographer Peter Lorber is contributing numerous photos to the project.


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