‘Virtual Stories’ chronicles COVID-19’s impact on Elkhart County

Photo courtesy: Elkhart County Historical Museum

ELKHART COUNTY, Ind. – The Elkhart County Historical Museum will present their free program, “Virtual Stories of Elkhart: The COVID-19 Pandemic,” on April 22 and 23.

The virtual program will show how Elkhart County has been impacted by the pandemic.

“It’s rare that we present a program about a historical event that is still happening, but with the pandemic affecting everyone in some way we felt we couldn’t ignore the historic importance,” said Curator of Education Patrick McGuire.

The program will chronicle local impacts of the pandemic with topics like the initial shutdowns, protests over restrictions, what challenges hospitals and first responders have faced, and the more than 400 people who died from the virus.

“It’s been challenging to try to take all the stories and information that has occurred in Elkhart County in the past year,” McGuire said, “but we feel the program will give an overview of our county’s experience while reminding people they still need to be vigilant and safe.”

The program will be presented virtually via the Google Meet platform on April 22 at 7 p.m. and April 23 at 1 p.m. The program is free to watch but registration is required. Click here to register.



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