The Lanterman House Archives, which preserves the history of the Crescenta/Cañada Valley, is inviting local residents to share their experiences living through the current COVID-19 pandemic in a new digital archival collection titled: Documenting COVID-19 in the Crescenta/Cañada Valley.
Residents can submit their stories through an online form, accessible via the website, www.lantermanhouse.org. There are two forms — one for adults and one for schoolchildren — each consisting of about 15 questions pertinent to documenting and understanding how the virus has impacted local life. Residents can choose to answer the questions in as much detail as they like. The forms can be accessed from a pc, laptop, phone, or tablet.
Once a resident completes the form and clicks the “submit” button, a copy of their answers is sent to the Lanterman House. Residents can also submit artwork, photos or other media to the collection by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Plans are underway to create a digital collection of all the stories and hopes one day to mount an exhibition presenting these stories.