Sonya Jones: COVID-19 Photo Journal

Thank you to our friend and community partner Sonya Jones, Curator of Collections at The Robert McLaughlin Gallery, for her recent contribution to our COVID-19 project. She created a photo journal detailing how she has personally and professionally experienced the pandemic. Thank you Sonya for sharing your stories.

Historical Comparisons

By Jennifer Weymark, Archivist Last night was a hard one in our home. Our eldest had been struggling with missing her friends, tired of only seeing them through a screen, and she finally broke down in tears as she struggled with the emotional toil of the stay at home guidelines. Through her tears, she wasContinue reading “Historical Comparisons”

Signs of the Time

Photographed by Lisa Terech The sign outside St. Hedwig’s Church on Olive Avenue. This Church’s roots reflect the Polish and Eastern European communities that settled around Olive Avenue in the early 20th century. The church continues this tradition today, offering masses in English and Polish. The printed sign taped to the larger sign has COVID-19Continue reading “Signs of the Time”

On Picking Up Old Habits

By Lisa Terech, Community Engagement I think of myself as a creative person; maybe not creative in the sense of inventive or originality, but certainly, I am a person who enjoys creating things. At the Museum, I get to write, I often help with the creation of various print materials, coordination of newsletters, and theContinue reading “On Picking Up Old Habits”

COVID-19 and Material Culture

By Melissa Cole, Curator Social distancing, trying to slow the spread of COVID-19.  This shift has meant more time is spent online, reading the news, connecting with friends, family, and, for many of us, working.  I have noticed this effect of being plugged in more than usual, slight head aches and just all-around digital drain.Continue reading “COVID-19 and Material Culture”