Today, the History Room of the library issued an invitation to contribute to its Local History Archive. What follows is the press release issued today:
The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the entire globe in a historic way. The killing of George Floyd has sparked protests in our community, nation, and around the world as well as demands for police reform and restructuring to combat systemic racism in society. Both of these events serve as the inspiration to collect the history of our community during this time for use by future researchers. The Hudson Area Library History Room Committee invites you to submit images (photos, artwork), videos, and words (poems, stories, journal entries, personal essays) that help to document the personal experiences of our community in 2020.
Those wishing to contribute to the archive can submit work through the library's website by following the link "Community Archiving of Local History" found underneath the main banner on the home page. In keeping with the mission of the Hudson Area Library's History Room, we request that all submissions be either from individuals who live in the library's service area--Hudson, Greenport, or Stockport--or feature these areas as the main subject.