Illinois State Museum Announces COVID-19 Collecting Initiative

This week, the Illinois State Museum announced a new collecting initiative that allows Illinois residents to share stories that reflect their experience during the COVID-19 pandemic, for the benefit of future generations.
The COVID-19 pandemic is a crucial moment in our history, and the Illinois State Museum wants to document how it is affecting Illinois residents through its new Share your Story: Illinois in the COVID-19 Pandemic collecting initiative.
ISM is asking for personal stories, written works, artwork, photos or photos of objects from the people of Illinois to document life during the pandemic. The Museum is collecting residents’ submissions for preservation in its digital archive via its new online tool. The Illinois State Museum will share some of the stories and photos on its social media and on its online exhibition.

Illinois residents can learn more about the initiative at

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