Mattapoisett Museum seeks 2020 journals

Mar 25, 2020

MATTAPOISETT —  The Mattapoisett Museum wants to document the lives of Mattapoisett residents lives during this pandemic. The Museum is looking to record life in Mattapoisett during the COVID-19 emergency and encouraging residents to keep a journal of their life and activities.

This time brings unique experiences, such as kids out of school, working at home, serving the public as a first responder or providing other essential services. Recording these experiences for posterity gives future generations insights into historic events from a personal level. Keeping a journal can also allow journal keepers to  cope with experiences.

Future generations will want to know what those living in Mattapoisett thought and experienced during this time. At a later time, the Mattapoisett Museum will collect journals to record personal histories and that of the community during this unique period in history.

Participants can document their lives by thinking about how daily routines have changed. They can think about interactions with family, friends, neighborhoods, work colleagues, and religious or volunteer groups, thoughts and feelings on the current crisis, or anything else that seems significant.

The Mattapoisett Museum plans to catalog, preserve and make available any donated journals.

Journals can be handwritten, typed and printed or written digitally (as a PDF, Word document, etc).Writers should include their name as the author of the journal and the dates of  entries, including the year. The museum will ask for journal donations at a later time.

For any questions or to participate contact the Mattapoisett Museum at or leave a voicemail at 508-758-2844. The museum is currently closed and voicemail will only be checked periodically