COVID 19 Experience In Geneva

From 2020-2021, Historic Geneva staff solicited submissions from Geneva community members in order to document the local COVID-19 pandemic experiences. This resulted in an exhibit that was open from July – September 2021. While the exhibit has closed, we continue to document the historic pandemic and encourage Genevans to share their stories with us.

Here are just a few ways you can tell your story:

  • Photographs or videos of unusual scenes or events caused by the pandemic – Empty store shelves or parking lots; social distancing measures; closed businesses; or changes at your place of work.
  • Photographs or videos of how your family coped – Kids learning from home; adults working from home; game or activities your family did while in quarantine; photos of family members wearing protective gear like masks; or photos of ways you’ve kept in touch with friends and family.
  • Artwork created by you or a family member
  • Stories of what your life has been like during the pandemic – Feel free to respond using our form  or just tell your story in your own way
  • Keep an ongoing journal of your life doing the pandemic

Children are encouraged to participate with the help of their parents or guardians.

If you have any questions or digital submissions, please email our Archivist at

Submit your story here.