The Peoria Riverfront Museum's Virtual Museum project officially launched on March 19, the day before Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker’s statewide stay-at-home order went into effect.
Prairie State Museums Project
Shortly after shelter-in-place began, the Illinois State Museum (ISM) launched an Illinois Stories COVID-19 Collecting Initiative to record history as it is happening, inviting the people of Illinois to share their experiences living through the pandemic.
Midway Village Museum, like 85,000 other museums worldwide, closed in mid-March because of the coronavirus pandemic. Now, it begins the reopening phase of its business.
Like 85,000 other museums across the world, Tinker Swiss Cottage was closed for half of March, all of April and May.