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Historical Society looking to document pandemic’s impact

(Photo courtesy of the Indiana Historical Society)

INDIANAPOLIS (Inside INdiana Business) — The Indiana Historical Society has launched an initiative to document the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact in Indiana. The organization is encouraging Hoosiers throughout the state to provide input for “Telling Your Story: Documenting COVID-19 in Indiana.”

The IHS says residents can send writings, photos, drawings and short videos through an online form to help understand what the pandemic has been like for Hoosiers. 

“While this situation feels new to many of us, history shows what we’re experiencing is hardly unique — just a couple of examples are the Spanish Flu in 1918 and the Asian Flu in 1957,” said Jody Blankenship, chief executive officer of the IHS. “In addition to looking to the past for lessons, it’s also important we take time to document what’s happening right now. Capturing the stories of individuals, families, businesses and communities is essential to providing future generations valuable lessons and perspectives that can help shape actions in their time.”

You can learn more about the initiative, including how to make a submission, by clicking here.