Kane County History: GHM Offers COVID-19 Journal, Fun Zoom Backgrounds, Coloring Pages For Kids!

Kane County History: GHM Offers COVID-19 Journal, Fun Zoom Backgrounds, Coloring Pages For Kids!

  • Editor’s Note: The Kane County history column series is back after several weeks’ hiatus due to the volume of coronavirus content. We return you now to those thrilling days of yesteryear, starting off with this article contributed by Terry Emma, director of the Geneva History Museum. All photos are courtesy of the History Museum.

You are part of this history! Share your stories of Covid-19 in Geneva with the Geneva History Museum to document this historic crisis.

The GHM Archives contains many journals, letters and documents from previous historic events and this experience is important to share with future generations.

There are several ways you can participate in Geneva’s Covid-19 Journal Project:

  • Write your daily thoughts and send them to GHM along with your name, address, phone and e-mail address.
    • By mail GHM, 113 South Third St., Geneva, IL 60134
    • Drop-Off at GHM in our Covid-Journal Project mail box to the left of our front door
    • Send an e-mail to director@GenevaHistoryMuseum.org
  • Video record your daily thoughts or share photos and post on social media, tag the Geneva History Museum and use #GenevaCovidJournalProject

Please note: This is not intended to become a platform for politics, but rather human experiences. Any inappropriate material will be edited or discarded.

Coloring Pages!

Sketch of the Kane County Courthouse by Glenda Peck turned into a coloring page by GHM.

We have also created a coloring page of the Kane County Court House on South Third Street. While we are all spending more time at home, have some fun coloring this image and drop it off in the Covid-Journal Project mail box to the left of the museum’s front door.

These coloring pages will be put on display in the museum’s front windows for all to see as they are walking by.

Download the coloring page or read more about our Covid Journal Project at https://genevahistorymuseum.org/genevas-covid-19-journal-project/

Check Out These Free Zoom Backgrounds!

For those utilizing Zoom to connect with friends, family, and colleagues, the museum created Geneva-centric Zoom backgrounds.

Make it feel like you are somewhere other than home.

Download these free backgrounds at https://genevahistorymuseum.org/plan-your-visit-2/

If These Walls Could Talk

In addition, the museum has a new video series, “If These Walls Could Talk…” to share some of Geneva’s hidden stories. The first video takes viewers on a behind the scenes tour of the second floor of The Little Traveler. The series can be viewed at https://youtu.be/VnHE9-Hwklo

The Geneva History Museum hopes that everyone stays healthy and safe. We cannot wait to welcome you all back in our space soon. #GenevaStrong

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