Thursday, October 29th, 2020

Historical Society collecting virus experiences

Posted: Friday, August 14, 2020

The Huntington County Historical Society (HCHS) would like to hear about the experiences of people in Huntington County during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Citizens’ experiences and thoughts will be of interest to people in the future.

All citizens are encouraged to email to the museum anything they would like to share with future generations about this time, as this is a chance to add to the historical record. Send letters, diary entries, and photographs, anything that can be emailed. HCHS will save it all for a future exhibit.

Everyone is encouraged to send something, both children and adults. Some ideas for submissions: Business owners can share how they adapted during this time and how their customers responded, both the good and the bad. Religious organizations can share what changes they have made to adapt during this time. HCHS would like to hear from kids about school at home during the end of the 2019-2020 school year, as well as how summer was different from usual summers. Parents can share how they juggled work and having kids home learning online. Teachers and school administrators can share their perspectives on how COVID-19 has impacted schools, and they can encourage students to write a short essay, draw a picture (which can be scanned and emailed), or share photos. HCHS is attempting to get as many perspectives on how COVID-19 has affected the county as it possibly can.

All submissions will become property of HCHS. Send all emails to huntingtoncountymuseum@gmail.com.