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Share your experience of this historic time

Post Date:04/01/2020 8:59 AM

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A message from Museum Coordinator Bridget Bacon.

What a world we find ourselves in! The changes we’ve seen due to the spread of COVID-19 can be truly mind-boggling. We are, without a doubt, living through a historically significant moment for Louisville, the state, the nation, and the world.

At the Louisville Historical Museum, we know that people are still adapting to a rapidly changing world. We also know that many of us are looking for comfort in a variety of sources – including history. Quarantines due to disease outbreaks are completely new for most of us. But in fact, people in Louisville (and beyond) have navigated similar events, such as the Influenza Pandemic of 1918-1919 and the polio outbreak of 1946-1947.

Louisville COVID-19 Experience Kit

In order to tell our story to future generations, the Museum staff have put together a Louisville COVID-19 Experience Kit. The kit includes tools for both adults and children to share their experience of this historic time.

We need your help in order to document current events for future generations.

You can use the kit in multiple ways, including as a contribution to historical record, as prompts for a journal, as an educational activity for children and students, as a family history record, and as topics for discussion around the family dinner table.

We encourage you to take the survey multiple times, as you may find that your responses change over time.

Please help us in our effort to document Louisville’s current experiences, or use the prompts and questions for your own personal exploration of history in the making.

If you have any questions, please email me at bridgetb@louisvilleco.gov.

Other resources

Historical Museum’s Virtual Tours – Check out the Historical Museum’s virtual exhibits, Lost Louisville and Louisville's Italian Heritage. Visit Programs and Exhibits and scroll until you see "Exhibits".

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