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Buffalo History Museum reopens this week. Here's what you need to know

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Posted at 4:00 AM, Jul 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-27 06:03:07-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — The Buffalo History Museum will reopen to the public with new operational and safety procedures on Saturday, Aug. 1. Members will be invited back for exclusive Member Days beginning July 29 - 31.

The Museum’s public hours will be Wednesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission will be free. Daily reservations are available in advance through the Museum website.

The Museum’s Resource Center at 459 Forest Ave., which features the Spirit of the City exhibit, will be open every Friday in August from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with free admission.

The Research Library will be accessible by appointment only.

New procedures that abide by all Phase 4 requirements and best practices set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and New York State Department of Health are in place to ensure the safety of guests and staff.

They include, but are not limited to, the following

  • Advance, online registration to plan your Museum visit
  • Accommodating a safe and limited number of guests
  • Mandatory face coverings for all staff and guests while inside the Museum
  • Updated approach to guest reception and new signage to minimize contact and promote social distancing
  • Exhibits and frequently touched surfaces will be disinfected four times per day during public hours
  • Hand sanitizing stations at Guest Services and throughout the Museum

The Museum’s full reopening plan with Pandemic Aware Procedures is available online here.