So is this really "Week 15"? When we were told that we had to close starting March 14, a "Frog Painting" day, we were not expecting to still be closed on July 1. And, with the number of cases continuing to rise this week, who really knows when it will be safe to reopen. We have plans to reopen before our museum expansion is complete, but they are dependent on the rate of illness decreasing and staying that way. We must be patient.
So, we keep moving on in other ways: applying for CARE grants to help us get through these many months of almost zero income; researching and preparing new exhibits for our anticipated "Grand Reopening" after the expansion is complete; patiently awaiting the beginning of the expansion construction and touching base with our volunteers regularly.
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for updates and history tidbits. Enjoy the 4th of July. It's always fun to watch the fireworks and cook out with family and friends, but let's remember why we celebrate at all. This year, if you're staying in, it might be a great time to re-watch the movie musical "1776!"
"The Fourth of July - also known as Independence Day or July 4th - has been a federal holiday in the United States since 1941, but the tradition of Independence Day celebrations goes back to the 18th century and the American Revolution. On July 2, 1776, the Continental Congress voted in favor of independence, and two days later delegates from the 13 colonies adopted the Declaration of Independence, a historic document drafted by Thomas Jefferson." (History.com/topics/holidays/july-4th)
Please stay well and be patient as well.