The Natural History Museum and the Museum at La Brea Tar Pits are now open. Advanced tickets can be purchased online. The William S. Hart Museum remains closed until further notice. View our COVID-19 Safety Guidelines for more information.

Your Story Matters

Thank you for participating in Your Story Matters. If you’re not sure where to start or want more information about the project, you can read more and see some examples on our project page.


How do I submit my story?

 

Step 1 - Tell us who you are and what you feel comfortable sharing

How would you describe your submission?
Name(Age). Please separate each child using a comma - John Smith (12), Jane Smith(8)
May we use your name?
NHMLAC can use my name in association with the story and files I am submitting. 
I prefer to be anonymous. Don’t use my name when you use my story. 


STEP 2 - WHAT TYPE OF STORY DO YOU HAVE TO SUBMIT?


We recognize that there are different ways in which we express ourselves and have provided you with the ability to upload a document, photo, artwork, video, and/or audio files. You are not limited to submitting only a written story, image, or video file. For example, you can submit an image that complements your poem or a written story along with your video file. 


I HAVE A WRITTEN STORY

 

We welcome short stories, essays, poems, journal entries, etc. on all matters related to the COVID-19 pandemic and the protests for justice.

 
One file only.
3 MB limit.
Allowed types: txt, rtf, pdf, doc, docx, odt, ppt, pptx, odp, xls, xlsx, ods.

For tech support, email yourstory@nhm.org



 

MY STORY IS A DIGITAL PHOTO, IMAGE, OR ARTWORK


If your story is expressed through photography, artwork, or photos, upload up to three files below. We also welcome images or photos that illustrate or support your written story. 

Maximum 3 files.
5 MB limit.
Allowed types: gif, jpg, png, svg, jpeg, heic.

MY STORY IS AN VIDEO/AUDIO FILE

One file only.
20 MB limit.
Allowed types: avi, mov, mp4, ogg, wav, webm, mp3.

I HAVE AN OBJECT/MATERIALS TO SUBMIT

 

If you are interested in donating a physical object or materials to NHMLAC, such as photos, protest signs, hard-copy journals, drawings, objects, or artifacts, check the box below and a staff member will contact you to discuss what you have. (You must provide an email address above, in STEP 1.)

STEP 3 - OTHER INFORMATION AND PERMISSIONS:

For technical support, or if you have questions or comments about the project, please send us an email at yourstory@nhm.org


The Natural History Museums of Los Angeles County thanks you for your participation in Your Story Matters