We are all living through a historic moment in time and the History Center wants to preserve your story. The public is invited to submit their quarantine and COVID-19 stories. These narratives will become part of the History Center’s collections and will be available for future researchers to learn how our community was impacted by this global pandemic. Written, audio, and visual submissions are encouraged.


This project is part of a larger effort being conducted in partnership with the Utica Public Library, local historians, and other organizations to document the disease and its impact on daily lives and the community. Newspapers, oral histories, artwork, and primary sources such as photographs, signs, and community and government announcements are also being a collected.


Anyone from the community can submit their story, images, videos, and primary sources through an online form on the History Center website at https://www.oneidacountyhistory.org/covid-19-stories.html . Submissions can also be mailed using tthis form My COVID-19 Story Printable Form to:

Oneida County History Center
Attn: Lauren Robinson
1608 Genesee Street
Utica, NY 13502


The Oneida County History Center is a private 501(c) (3) not-for-profit educational institution dedicated to preserving and promoting the history, heritage, and culture of the Greater Mohawk Valley.  Please contact the History Center at 315-735-3642 or visit the OCHC website (www.oneidacountyhistory.org) or Facebook.com page for additional information.

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