Gosh, March 7th seems like a really long time ago - the last day the museum was open. It was a wonderful day - we had 1st Saturday and all buildings were open and we had a great group engaged in the Annual Weed Wrangle clean-up that day. We were starting to worry about what was coming, but boy the next week hit everybody hard and we have been closed since then.
Since we've been on hold so long, this will not be a regular newsletter, but just a brief update.
It is impossible to predict the future of this pandemic or how the government will continue to respond, so we are just going day by day. Paula and I have been doing a lot of organizing and preparing at the office for our expansion - separately, of course. And, the Board is having a virtual meeting on Monday. But we are not going to be in a hurry to open too soon and put any of our volunteers at risk. So, we'll just "hang-in-there" at this point.
The May Third Thursday Lecture is cancelled. The Miss Aggie Day and presentation of the Miss Aggie Award to Sam Folds and Wanda Bosworth is scheduled for June 6 and we are hoping it will be clear to do, but uncertain still. We also have the Blue Star Museum Day to honor military families scheduled on August 1. But, really everything is tentative at this time.
The City has given us the OK to start construction on the expansion and the contractor will probably be starting by mid-May, as soon as he can get his permits done. This is exciting. We are not sure how long we will have to close down the museum due to the construction and reorganizing and redoing the interior exhibits, but we'll let you know.