historians asking help remember pandemic

North Carolina historians are already pondering how the COVID-19 pandemic will be remembered by future generations and wants the public to help. The Department of Natural and Cultural Resources says it’s collecting objects, digital and physical documents and web content about what’s happening.

It’s also asking residents to share with the agency their experiences and to save materials that could wind up in the State Archives and North Carolina Museum of History.

The museum and archives are currently closed, so citizens are asked to save physical items for future collection.

For more information, please click here.

Photo via North Carolina Museum of History: “This nurse’s veil from our collection, worn by Red Cross volunteer nurse Pauline Koonce at an emergency hospital in Wilmington, helps us interpret the 1918–1919 influenza pandemic in North Carolina. A museum staffer made these masks for her family recently.”

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