Here's something (not about the plague) from the Middle Ages: rabbits!
Make your own cap from newspaper. Turn it over and you have a tray or a basket.
Victorian handcrafts for the lockdown: Build your own harp, play or sing music, dye fabric with spices and vegetables, watch and listen to birds, press flowers, knit.
For something totally different to do at home: "It's Time to Grow Your Own Beans" and "Mexico's Heirloom Beans."
Read about Iggy Pop reading The Decline and Fall of Roman Empire while on tour in the American South.
NSU Faculty Art Exhibition, fall 2020, Hanchey Gallery