Preservation Long Island seeks to collect objects that tell the diverse stories of Long Islanders living through the COVID-19 pandemic 

We at Preservation Long Island are inspired by the resilience and dedication of our communities amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Our lives today are drastically different from how they were just three months ago. We are living through a historic moment that has profoundly impacted our daily lives, behaviors, and communities. Long Islanders are bravely working on the frontlines to ensure the health and safety of our communities, enduring illness and loss, delivering food, homeschooling children, and discovering creative ways to express themselves and connect with each other.

As history unfolds around us, museums, archives, and historical societies across the state, country, and world are collecting stories and objects that define our lives during this global crisis. As a regional organization dedicated to preserving Long Island’s diverse cultural heritage, Preservation Long Island also seeks to collect art, objects, and stories that uniquely reflect this historic moment, from the experience of healthcare professionals and other essential workers to COVID-19’s impact on local businesses, workers, and those isolating and creating at home.


Share your stories, images, and objects with us on social media! Include an image and a brief description and tag us at @presevationlongisland and use the hashtag #PreserveLInow. We will share select items on our Blog, Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram pages. We may also reach out to request a donation for our historic collections and will arrange a time to collect the item(s) when it is safe to do so. Be well and stay safe!

You may also share your images and stories with us by filling out this form.

Please read our Contribution Guidelines and Terms. 

If you have any questions about this initiative, please contact
If you are interested in learning more about donating objects to our collections, check out our Donating Objects to Preservation Long Island page.

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