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Smithsonian Museum of American History Looking for Cast Member, Disney Parks Fan Stories

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It isn’t an understatement to say that we’re living in historic times. For historians, recording these events as they happen will prove useful for future generations. The Smithsonian National Museum of American History is specifically looking for the stories of Disney Parks fans and Cast Members during this unique time for the project Business and Work in the Time of COVID-19.

The COVID-19 virus is sweeping across the nation and around the globe. Infecting millions of people, the health of businesses is also compromised. Many companies are shuttered, some limp along, and a few are booming. Millions of workers are being thrown out of work and their lives are turned upside down.

“Business and Work in the Time of COVID-19”, a project by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, is documenting how U.S. businesses, workers, and consumers are dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. The museum would like to hear, in your own voice, reflections on how the pandemic has affected your work life.

Some questions to spur your thinking include: Has the pandemic affected your workplace or what you do? Have you been furloughed, laid off, or told to work from home? How did that affect your life?

Disney Cast Members are part of a large organization, but their insights can provide unique reflection about the country as a whole that goes beyond just working for a large company.

If you would like to participate, please share your story and send your insights to covid19@si.edu.

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