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Cheney Museum preserves Covid History


Last updated 8/12/2021 at 9:23am

CHENEY — Although COVID-19 isn’t history quite yet, someday it will be, and the Cheney Historical Museum is preparing for that future by collecting local stories and artifacts to ensure future generations understand the 2020 Pandemic. It’s a complicated task in a modern age of technology, transient communication, and digital media.

“It’s really preservation because we have a few letters from the 1918 Pandemic, but this time, people don’t write letters anymore. I’ve grabbed stuff off of social media, but I wanted physical stuff like masks,” museum co-director Joan Mamanakis s...

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