The Dobbs Ferry Historical Society wants to document the impact of the pandemic on our village. As a community, we’ve experienced loss, grief, disruption, fear, and uncertainty. At the same time, we’ve seen incredible examples of strength, courage, generosity and new ways of connecting.
When we wrote about the Spanish flu epidemic of 1918 for The Ferryman, we relied heavily on the newspapers of the time but found only one personal account in our archives – a brief reference in the oral history of a local barber who had been a young boy back then. Thus, it seems important that as part of our mission to preserve the history of Dobbs Ferry going forward, we should collect the personal responses to the crisis – as they unfold – to supplement the accounts in the local press.
We welcome contributions from anyone with a Dobbs Ferry connection. What memories and reflections do you want to share now and with future generations?
The Dobbs Ferry Historical Society will organize and preserve your submissions in our archives. We may share some of them on our website, in social media, in a future exhibit, or in the newsletter.
By making a submission, you are granting permission for use by the Dobbs Ferry Historical Society, excerpted or edited as we deem appropriate.
The Irvington Historical Society has initiated a similar program, and we thank them for this excellent idea!
Please email written documents to firstname.lastname@example.org
Audio and video may be uploaded here.
Thank you very much for your submission.
The Living Through COVID project, Dobbs Ferry Historical Society