The Monroe County History Center is announcing reopening plans for June 23. Additional details and safeguarding measures can be found on our website as well.
As the state of Indiana and Monroe County work to reopen the many businesses and services to its communities, the Monroe County History Center is undertaking plans to reopen to the public.
“We’ve really missed visiting with everyone and we’re looking forward to sharing our history in person again,” said Susan Dyar, Director of the Monroe County History Center. Following recommendations from the Monroe County Health Department and the Center for Disease Control, the History Center will open its services and the museum gradually. Beginning June 23, the History Center will limit admission for the museum and store and the Research Library will open by appointment only. Research requests are still available via phone and email. Masks will be required in order to visit any part of the History Center.
With the reopening plans are new changes to the exhibits and events at the History Center. Where Hoosiers Found Hysteria: Monroe County High School Basketball will be on display through June 26 and Stitched with Love, an exhibit featuring quilts sharing family history, is extended to the fall. Regularly scheduled events for the summer are switching to a virtual platform using Zoom and YouTube. The dementiafriendly Memory Walks will resume on the fourth Monday at 10:00 am as virtual tours rather than in-person guided gallery tours. More virtual programming and exhibits will be announced.
For a complete list of safeguards the History Center is undertaking for its reopening, patrons can visit monroehistory.org/covid-19-updates/. The History Center will be open to the public Tuesdays through Fridays from 10:00 am to 3:30 pm beginning June 23. The History Center staff continues to serve the public remotely via phone and email.