Share your COVID-19 stories with McHenry County Historical Society
The coronavirus pandemic is arguably the single most deadly health threat to hit the world since the flu outbreak of 1918.
It has sickened more than a million people, killed close to 100,000, ground economies to a halt, shuttered businesses, docked boats, grounded airplanes and effectively ended college and professional sports.
And it has created a new normal for people across all walks of life, a world where people wear masks, buy meals at the curb and remain largely isolated in their homes.
The McHenry County Historical Society & Museum in Union has launched a new COVID-19 questionnaire designed to chronicle the lives of McHenry County people during these extraordinary times.
As with 9/11, the historical society wants to know how this virus has affected your daily lives and what adjustments you've been forced to make in order to remain safe ... and still respond to the demands of home and work.
To participate, visit www.gothistory.org homepage.
Images showing how you've been coping -- from playing board games, to relying on social media to video conferencing with co-workers -- are welcome.
The museum and offices of the McHenry County Historical Society remain closed during the governor's stay-at-home order. The latest extension of that order means that the White Elephant flash sales (April 24-25), the museum opening (May 1) and the Ghost Town bus tour (May 23) have been canceled.
To see photos and historical items from McHenry County history, follow the historical society on Facebook.