The National Heritage Museum announces changes to its operating schedule. Beginning June 1, 2009, the Museum will close on Mondays—except for selected Monday holidays. Effective immediately, the Museum will close for the day at 4:30 pm rather than 5 pm. The changes come as a result of budget pressures due to the current economic conditions.
Said Richard V. Travis, Director Pro-Tem, “We need to enact these changes in order to run the Museum responsibly with an eye toward a vigorous future. We are forced to close one day a week to mitigate the impact on our budget, which has experienced the same battering shared by many other institutions. We are, however, serving our public by opening on Monday holidays to offer individuals and families the option of visiting on those special weekends. In addition, we remain one of the few major institutions in the country that offers free admission to all. Our schedule of exciting exhibitions and popular public programs will continue.
“These cost-cutting measures help us preserve the integrity of our offerings,” concluded Travis. “We look forward to welcoming visitors to Museum and Library in the years to come.”
The Museum’s days and hours of operation are as follows as of 1 June:
Closed Monday, except for Martin Luther King Day, President’s Day, Patriot’s Day, Memorial Day, Labor Day, and Columbus Day
Tuesday through Saturday, 10 am-4:30 pm
Sunday, noon-4:30 pm
The Van Gorden-Williams Library and Archives are open weekdays during regular Museum hours, and on the first and third Saturdays of the month. The Library and Archives are closed on Sundays.
Admission and parking are free.