History Is Now
The Minnesota Historical Society is asking people to contribute items representative of the ephocal event we are living through.
Here is the MinnPost story that alerted me to this History is Now initiative, and here is the form that MHS asks you to fill out if you have something you want to contribute.
I have just submitted this community blog to the MHS. I’ll update here if I hear back from them.
Hi! This is Lori, one of the Collections Department members at MNHS behind the History is Now collecting initiative!
Thank you so much mentioning the MinnPost article and our project! We would love to add you blog to our collection by catalog a link to it. Would that be okay with you? In the future when people are researching this period and look up COVID-19 etc. your blog will be available to them.
Thanks for what you are doing and I hope you and yours stay well!
Outreach Coordinator, Collections Department
Minnesota Historical Society
Thanks very much, Lori! Yes by all means. I wish you and MNHS well with your project.
Atlas Obscura is running a piece about museums in the time of pandemic, and their dilemmas around collecting objects representative of the time while we are still in the middle of it. It’s New York-centric; apparently the reporter didn’t get as far afield as the upper midwest.