01 Jun 2020

Re-Opening Again

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We Can’t Wait to See You!

The Pennyroyal Area Museum, the Woody Winfree Fire-Transportation Museum, and The Vault gift shop will open by appointment only on Tuesday, June 9, 2020. Visitation will be limited to one household unit at a time.

Appointment times will be 10am, 11:30am, 1pm, and 2:30pm, and appointments may be directly online at Eventbrite, may be requested through our website at Contact Us, or by calling 270-887-4270.

The Museums will continue to produce engaging content on social media and will offer virtual programming throughout the summer – including our Hoptown History Hero summer “camp.”

For Staff and Guests

  • Staff will wear cloth masks while interacting with guests.
  • Staff will have their temperature checked daily and will follow local and state recommendations if one exhibits a fever.
  • During the month of June, staff will disinfect public areas to the best of our ability between scheduled guest visits. Logs of completed cleaning efforts will be posted in appropriate places.
  • Staff will disinfect public areas routinely throughout the day once we reopen in July.
  • Hands-on exhibits will be monitored closely. Hand sanitizer will be provided at each station for visitor use. If possible, disposable options (like cotton swabs) will be available for guests to use to push buttons, flip panels, etc.
  • Wooden coins at voting stations and small pencils at Post-It note stations will be removed from the exhibit. Visitors will be given coins and pencils to use when they arrive.
  • The talking tube will be covered until further notice.
  • Guests will be encouraged to use the restroom in the front of the gallery unless an accessible restroom is needed.
  • We encourage visitors to wear masks while in the museum. We do not plan to take visitors’ temperature when they enter the building.

 The Museums follows state recommendations for reopening and will closely mimic the City of Hopkinsville’s plans.

This plan should be considered fluid and subject to change as further guidance is received.

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