Old Depot Museum, Records Center Hours and Restrictions as of June 1, 2021

We have expanded our hours at the Old Depot Museum and the Franklin County Records & Research Center. Please note that these hours and restrictions may change or be updated as state/local mandates require throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

Please note that museums and archives face special challenges during a pandemic because artifacts and archives cannot be sanitized without risking permanent harm to the object. Limiting exposure and allowing time for viruses and bacteria to die off naturally is an important line of defense in keeping staff, volunteers, visitors, and artifacts safe.

 

Old Depot Museum Hours & Restrictions (beginning June 2021)

Wednesday through Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday: Noon to 4 p.m.

Restrictions:

    • Unvaccinated visitors should wear masks. Fully vaccinated visitors are encouraged, but not required, to wear masks.
    • Any visitor who shows visible symptoms of COVID-19, regardless of vaccination status, will be ask to leave and visit another time.
    • Appointments are not required to visit the museum, though appointments for parties of 10 or more are appreciated.
    • Groups should continue to maintain a safe social distance from other groups.
    • Old Depot Museum staff will continue to regulate the number of parties in the building at a time. Your party may be asked to wait a few minutes before entering in order to help visiting parties social distance.
    • Certain exhibits may continue to be modified or closed because of limitations to air flow or ability to sanitize spaces.

 

Franklin County Records Center Hours & Restrictions (beginning June 2021)

Monday through Friday: 9 a.m. to Noon; 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Restrictions:

    • Appointments for in-person visits are required. Because our research area is small, we will continue to allow only one party of up to two people at a time.
    • Unvaccinated visitors entering the building should wear masks. Fully vaccinated visitors are encouraged, but not required, to wear masks in the building.
    • All visitors handling archival materials or artifacts MUST wear masks regardless of vaccination status. Historical Society objects cannot be sanitized and are often used by numerous visitors.
    • Any visitor who shows visible symptoms of COVID-19, regardless of vaccination status, will be ask to leave and visit another time.

 

The historical society is once again accepting donations of artifacts and archival materials. Please call (785) 242-1232 or email kruseg@olddepotmuseum.org to make donation arrangements.

Because social distancing is not possible in Dietrich Cabin, the cabin will remain closed at this time.

 

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