New-York Historical is temporarily closed to help contain the spread of COVID-19. On August 14, we're opening Hope Wanted: New York City Under Quarantine, a free, outdoor exhibition in our rear courtyard. See more details on our Visit page.

History Responds for Teens

Youth are invited to keep and share diary entries on their experiences with the Coronavirus pandemic through New-York Historical Society’s History Responds Program.

Students can record their diaries in whatever form they’d like—digitally, analog, video, voice memo, etc.—and share them with us. They may become a part of the New-York Historical Society’s collection, so future generations can understand the historical moment we are living through.

Diary entries can include whatever feels interesting and important to your students. To get them started, consider the following prompts:

How are you feeling?

What was your day like today?

How was your day affected by Coronavirus?

Has anything changed since yesterday/your last entry?

What ways have you found to cope with this situation?

Complete a daily diary entry here!

Or email completed diaries to teens@nyhistory.org.

Physical diary submissions encouraged.  You may physically mail your diary to:

New-York Historical Society
Attn: Teen Programs
170 Central Park West 
New York, NY 10024

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