(July 31, 2020 11:42 AM) The Ella Sharp Museum announced today that due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and in order to be fiscally responsible, the museum is reducing its hours of operation.
Beginning Sunday, August 2, Ella Sharp Museum will be closed every Monday and Tuesday while remaining open Wednesday through Saturday, 10 AM to 5 PM. The museum will close each day for cleaning from 12 PM to 12:30 PM. On Sundays, the museum will open at 12 PM with cleaning done before opening. Collection tours and house tours will remain closed.
Due to operation changes, the museum has also made the decision to cancel the remaining 2020 Patio Parties. The museum began the summer series on July 9, with last night’s party being the third and final one for the season.
In the announcement, the museum said it is confident these measures will not impact the steps to a safe and healthy visit to Ella Sharp Museum.
Employees of Ella sharp Museum will be furloughed or see reduced hours and salaried staff have taken a pay reduction for the remainder of 2020.
The museum will continue to offer programming and new exhibits. For the most recent updates on public events, classes, and exhibits, please visit ellasharpmuseum.org.
The statement concluded with this message: “Thank you for your continued support. Ella Sharp Museum greatly appreciates your cooperation and understanding of the museum’s decision. These efforts are to ensure the longevity of Ella Sharp Museum.”
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