July 4, 2020
You…your community…your stories!

We are capturing history as it unfolds here and now in these unprecedented times.

Merrimack Valley: Place and Meaning 2020 is an opportunity to reflect upon and map those spaces, places, and activities that you value – and where you find community, culture, and connection. Sharing what is meaningful to you will become part of a community-wide digital map and will inform a community Expression Book designed by the community artists of Elevated Thought. It will be shared digitally and through a limited print edition, and all material will be archived to document this historic moment.

May 4 – June 30, 2020, is the time to weigh in and be heard – all safely online. Share your stories and images, and identify the places that matter to you now – and for the future. Your contributions to Merrimack Valley: Place and Meaning 2020 will guide efforts to support those treasured places as our communities recover and rebuild.

Learn more about Merrimack Valley: Place and Meaning 2020 here.

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