DeWitt County Museum reopens to the public | Go!
CLINTON – After being closed for over a year, the CH Moore Homestead and the DeWitt County Museum reopened to the public on May 1.
For decades, the museum opened for tours on the first day of April and ended the season on New Years Eve.
“When I turned off the lights and locked the doors on the evening of December 31, 2019, I had no idea it would take more than a year rather than a few months before we would welcome guests through our doors again,” Museum director Joey Long said in a press release.
The COVID-19 pandemic as well as museum restrictions implemented by the state have prevented the historic site from opening for visits. Instead, the site used the time to complete maintenance work, and the DeWitt County Museum Association changed some events to meet COVID-19 guidelines. The Homestead Breakfast, Apple ‘n Pork Festival, and Santa Night were still held, while new events, such as the Porch Post series, were introduced.
“And we continue to think outside the box and change what we’ve done in the past to meet mandates as they evolve,” Long said.
Masks are required to enter or visit the mansion, no more than six people can visit the house at a time, groups will not be combined and no large group tours or facility rentals will be booked for 2021.