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Clinton Historical Society reopens to the public

After a five month shutdown, the Clinton Historical Society reopens to the public, but with many COVID procedures in place.

Posted: Aug 1, 2020 3:04 PM
Updated: Aug 1, 2020 7:04 PM

Clinton, N.Y. - The Clinton Historical Society reopened its doors to the public on Saturday, but with a whole new normal.

Clinton Historical Society officials say they have had to make some adjustments in light of the ongoing pandemic and want to make sure visitors know what to expect before visiting:

These are the list of changes :

If persons are feeling ill, or has any of the COVID-19 symptoms, are asked not to enter the building.

Visitors will be required to sign in and sign out and provide a contact phone.

No public restroom use.

Only exhibits on the main floor are accessible.

The Museum will have a 5 visitor limit at all times.

All visitors over the age of 2 years old must wear a mask at all times..

All Visitors must maintain social distancing of six feet apart between yourself and non-related parties.

A few hand sanitizer containers will be located around the building.

A limit of 12 people will be permitted to attend Monthly Speakers Programs which will begin in September.

Visitors who want to conduct on site research must make an appointment. Appointments can be made by e-mailing clintonhistoricalsociety1@gmail.com or calling 315-859-1392.

Clinton Historical Society Board Vice President Rose Raymond says the board is always looking for new members as well as donations from the community, when it comes to history, "We always encourage members of the community to keep a record of what they're experiencing because today's events are tomorrow's history an absolutely the whole COVID-19 experience of our community is going to be a big part of the history of this village."

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