Allen County Museum to reopen Tuesday


Staff reports



Cynthia McCluer studies the newly refurbished Noah's Ark exhibit at the Allen County Museum, Sunday.

Cynthia McCluer studies the newly refurbished Noah's Ark exhibit at the Allen County Museum, Sunday.


LIMA — The Allen County Museum will reopen at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 16, in a first phase of action.

Some areas of the museum will remain closed. Noah’s Ark and other interactive displays will be closed, but videos will be available.

The hands-on area of the Children’s Discovery Center, the schoolhouse, general store and model railroad will be closed. Take It and Make It packets are available for free to visitors.

The museum has put up hand sanitizer stations and signage and floor decals for one-way traffic and social distancing. The capacity of the museum will also be limited. Staff will undergo health checks and wear masks, and visitors will be strongly encouraged to wear masks. Visitors should not bring extra personal belongings, and food and water are not allowed inside the galleries. Plexiglass barriers have been installed at the front desk and gift shop.

The museum will be cleaned every morning prior to opening, and the museum will close from 1-2 p.m. each day for cleaning. High-risk visitors are invited for special hours, from 2-3 p.m.

The second phase, beginning July 1, will open the MacDonell House, and the Elizabeth M. MacDonell Library and the John H. Keller Archives will open by appointment.

For details, contact 419-222-9426 or acraft@allencountymuseum.org.

The museum is at 620 W. Market St., Lima. Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and 1-4 p.m. Sundays.

Cynthia McCluer studies the newly refurbished Noah's Ark exhibit at the Allen County Museum, Sunday.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2020/06/web1_NOAHSARK-ORIG.jpgCynthia McCluer studies the newly refurbished Noah's Ark exhibit at the Allen County Museum, Sunday.

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