Chris Cantwell is documenting how Milwaukee is experiencing the pandemic through an online archive.
Americans continue to adjust their daily routines nearly six months after the start of coronavirus pandemic. Historian Chris Cantwell has been documenting how southeastern Wisconsin residents have been dealing with the crisis through the COVID-19 MKE digital archive. He can talk about how the project started and provide perspective about how the reactions and experiences of residents have evolved during the pandemic. The project, which has collected 700 items from 250 contributors, includes about two dozen exhibits and 15 oral histories. Cantwell can speak about the importance of documenting this time in history for future generations.