COVID-19 Collecting Initiative announced

COVID-19 Collecting Initiative announced

The Illinois State Museum (ISM) has announced a collecting Initiative. The collecting initiative will allow Illinois resident to share their stories that will be reflecting on their experience during the COVID-19 pandemic. The collecting initiative will be done to help benefit future generations.

The COVID-19 pandemic is an important part of history, and the Illinois State Museum wants to document how the pandemic is affecting the Illinois residents through its Share your Story: Illinois in the COVID-19 Pandemic collecting initiative. The people of Illinois are being requested by the ISM to help document life during the pandemic by sharing personal stories, written works, artwork, photos, or photos of objects.

The Museum is collecting residents’ submissions for preservation in its digital archive via its new online tool at https://bit.ly/347wTle. The ISM will be sharing some of the shared stories and photos on its social media platforms and in its online exhibition.

Illinois State Museum Curator of History, Erika Holst said, “As history is unfolding before our eyes, the Museum is committed to documenting the experiences of the people of this state.” Holst said that this is a tough time for everyone but we will come out of this together.

Holst said, “We want to hear from everyone. We’re all in this together, and everyone’s story is important. Whether you’re homeschooling your kids, a doctor on the front lines, or having to cancel your graduation party, we want to hear how your life has been affected by the COVID-19.” You can go to https://bit.ly/2xLuUqE. to learn more about the initiative.

Related Posts
All UIS students who plan to be on campus for fall semester 2021 will be required to receive a COVID-19 vaccination
The following message was sent by University of Illinois System President Timothy Killeen to students,
Metra plans service enhancements as ridership returns from pandemic
With ridership steadily increasing from pandemic lows, Metra will be adding service to all of
Illinois colleges push to get students vaccinated before returning to campus
Illinois colleges and universities are pushing for most students to get vaccinated against COVID-19 before
Developers stop construction on 74-story South Michigan tower: COVID-19 given as reason
Developers of the 1000M skyscraper, a 74-story Michigan Ave. condominium, say they have halted construction
Gov. Pritzker announces 6-year, $20.7 billion construction plan
Gov JB Pritzker has announced the release of a $20.7 billion multi-year plan to improve
UIS now offering free COVID-19 saliva testing to the public
The University of Illinois Springfield, in partnership with SHIELD Illinois, is now offering free COVID-19 saliva
Changes to Face Covering Requirements per Executive Order
Per Executive Order issued by the Governor on May 17, 2021, individuals who have been
City of Springfield No Longer Enforcing Mask Mandate
Springfield, Illinois - The City of Springfield's goal has always been to get our businesses
Mass Vaccination Clinic for COVID-19 Pfizer Vaccine at Park District’s Arlington Ridge Center
Appointments remain available for a mass vaccination clinic at the Arlington Heights Park District’s Arlington
Lurie Children’s Joins Nationwide Campaign With Other Leading US Hospitals To Promote COVID-19 Vaccination
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago is collaborating with a coalition of 60 of