NOKTogether | Museum collects Covid business signs

As part of preserving history, the Greater Vernon Museum and Archives wants to collect business signs and posters related to temporary closures, changed hours or new protocols during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Items can also include copies of the hearts for frontline workers or messages of encouragement that were on display.

Signage can be sent in whatever way is most convenient. Originals (even if they are in poor condition — that makes them authentic) can be mailed to the museum at 3009 32nd Ave., Vernon, BC, V1T 2L8, while PDFs, DOC files, or scans of typed or handwritten documents can be emailed to gwyn.evans@vernonmuseum.ca.

“Nothing is too small or trivial to be included in this project, as the more material we receive, the better we can preserve and reflect this time in history,” said Gwyn Evans, community engagement coordinator.

“The material received will be compiled into files in the archives for future reference. We would also like to eventually present an exhibit on Vernon’s experience during the pandemic, and copies of the posters could be used as fantastic display material or in a collage-type setting.”

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