The History Museum has reopened to the public after being closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and has resumed normal operating hours. For the protection of all:
· Visitors are required to wear masks when in the museum
· Social distancing is in effect throughout the museum
· Protective plexiglass windows are in place where tickets are sold
· Hand sanitizer is available throughout the museum
The Oliver Mansion has reopened for tours on a limited basis. To follow social distancing guidelines, tours will be first-floor-only and offered only once a day, at 1:00 p.m. The Worker’s Home and Kidsfirst Children’s Museum are remaining closed due to social distancing restrictions. Touchscreens and tactile exhibits have been temporarily removed or modified for safety.
States Brian D. Harding, Interim Executive Director, “The History Museum is working hard to provide visitors a good experience when we reopen. While the museum was closed, galleries, walkways, and visitor spaces were sanitized. In every case, we’ve taken extra precautions to make sure areas are clean. We appreciate the public’s understanding of new procedures in place. Our goal is to make our museum safe for everyone.”
The adjoining Studebaker National Museum has also reopened.