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Historical society seeks to record pandemic experiences

The months of personal distancing and sheltering at home wear on, transforming the way we live our lives each day.

To help capture the experiences of the New Hope community during the COVID-19 pandemic, the New Hope Historical Society has launched an initiative, “Documenting History,” which invites the public to share their stories about living through the pandemic of 2020. Images, videos, poems and stories will be accepted as part of the project.

Inspired by historical society board member Susan Sandor, the New Hope Historical Society has begun collecting stories from its members and the Bucks County community to preserve for future generations.

“When I read a story in the New York Times about a similar project, I thought it would be a terrific idea for the historical society to launch an initiative to record our local experiences during this tragic time,” Sandor noted. Her idea was immediately endorsed by society President Frank Policare, and the board of directors.

As part of the project the historical Society will share stories gathered in the survey with the public.

To register your experiences for posterity log on to the New Hope Historical Society’s website at and complete the questionnaire for “Documenting History.”