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Your Story Matters

A couple hugging and wearing masks during pandemic

Your Story Matters

Your Story Matters is a new initiative of the Natural History Museums of Los Angeles County (NHMLAC). We want to document the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on people in the Los Angeles region as the crisis is happening. There are a million stories to tell and we want to hear yours.  

If you live in the Los Angeles region or were here for all or part of the pandemic, we want to hear from you. We hope to receive responses representing the tremendous diversity of people and communities in this area. The stories and images submitted, whether physical or digital, will become part of the Natural History Museum's permanent history collection and may be the subject of future online exhibits and public programs.

NHMLAC began collecting objects and materials of Los Angeles history in 1913, and with our exhibitions, programs, partnerships, archives, and collections, we make connections between the past and the present, weaving together history with stories from people who call L.A. home today.


Ready to tell us your story?

Click here to submit using our webform.


Frequently asked questions:

For other questions about the project, please email our project team at yourstory@nhm.org.