How are local museums impacted by the pandemic? This Pulitzer Center-supported initiative brought 16 freelance journalists together to report on these institutions throughout Illinois.
Prairie State Museums Project
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.
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.