Photographs and artwork are among the items The Long Island Museum...

Photographs and artwork are among the items The Long Island Museum is seeking for its coronavirus exhibit.  Credit: Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara

The Long Island Museum in Stony Brook on Monday announced that is seeking items for a collection dealing with the coronavirus.

"Collecting Our History: Long Island During COVID-19," is being created as "a record of the community’s shared history, and will influence future exhibitions, programs, research, and other projects," according to a statement from the museum. Curators are looking for materials such as face masks, photographs, videos, posters, artwork, journals, recipes and more artifacts that exemplify how the coronavirus impacted "victims, medical personnel and other front line workers, as well as the operation of businesses, schools, religious and cultural organizations, and the structure and interactions of our daily lives both large and small."

Selected items may be featured on the Long Island Museum's website and its social media platforms. If you wish to contribute, visit

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