"What should we call our quarantine content?" was not a question I was expecting to ask in the museum staff group chat this month, but we are all adjusting to new circumstances!
In a time when group gatherings are restricted to no more than 10, non-essential businesses are closed to the public, and millions are staying home, Historical Society staff have been brainstorming ways to bring the museum to you!
We will be compiling all of our digital content in one place, but I wanted to focus specifically on our exhibits in today's blog post. Read on to see some of your options for digital exhibits.
We have had an online exhibits page for more than 7 years, but it hasn't gotten a lot of traffic in the past. Now is the page's time to shine! You will find three years of past CVS exhibits and exhibits on Hancock–Clarke House archaeology, Lexington trade signs, Loring Muzzey's Civil War diary, and much more.
Something Must Be Done: Bold Women of Lexington opened on March 8 with a wonderful (and now illegal) preview event. It was open until March 12, then we unfortunately had to close this brand-new exhibit. In the interim, we will be working to populate the exhibit page with documents, photos, audio, and a batch of videos taken last week!
#Alarmed: 18th Century Social Media closed in December, but through the magic of 3D filming, it is available on our recently-released Buckman Tavern virtual tour.
Stay tuned for more content coming online in the next week or two. Happy Virtual Explorations!
-Stacey Fraser, Collections and Outreach Manager
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