COVID-19 has changed how businesses operate.

The Thunder Bay Museum is looking to preserve the stories of how businesses of Thunder Bay and Northwestern Ontario have adapted to this new reality. While it is difficult for us to receive physical artifacts right now, photographs can be a great way to tell these stories, so if you have one or more to share please do so below.

What we are looking for

We encourage you to send us photos of a business you frequent, manage, or own and how it has changed due to the Pandemic.  Are there new signs, barriers of decoratively arranged shopping carts, or sneeze guards?  Has a business closed temporarily or permanently?  We want to document these impacts to the business community of the city.  We don’t want to limit you either so if there are other photos you wish to donate that help tell your story during the Pandemic certainly send those along as well.

Use the form further below to upload your photographs and provide your contact information.

If you have any questions, or have ideas to share, please email our Curator/Archivist.

  • Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society Inc.

    425 E. Donald St., Thunder Bay, Ontario, P7E 5V1

    (herein referred to as the "Museum")

  • COVID-19 Gift Form

  • Accepted file types: jpg, png, pdf, Max. file size: 25 MB.
    Max photo size is 25MB
  • In this space, please tell us about your photo(s), where was it taken (street address), who is in it, how old are they, how are the people in the photo related, and anything else you think we should know. And tell us about what life was like for you and your family, what challenges you faced, or what things brought joy and helped you get through it, not just for the present but for future generations to understand this incredible historical event.”
  • Donor Information

    I hereby assign, by way of gift, to the Museum, the objects listed herein and convey all proprietary and residual rights in these objects, including copyright, absolutely to the Museum. In doing so I understand and agree that these objects may be displayed, loaned, retained, copied, published or disposed of in such manner as in the discretion of the Museum may seem to be in its best interests.
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  • Your digital signature here indicates that the material you upload becomes the property of the Museum which reserves the right to preserve and display it at its discretion.
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    The Museum hereby acknowledges the receipt of the objects listed above being the gift of the above named donor to the museum on the following date
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We appreciate your willingness to share your experiences with us, and look forward to staying connected during this difficult time.