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The CH Moore Homestead and DeWitt County Museum is targeting Saturday, May 1 for its reopening post-COVID and its Director is very excited about some new features they are introducing for reopening.


Joey Long told Regional Radio News Friday morning on the WHOW Morning Show the Homestead normally opens April 1 but of course, has spent the past year shut down due to COVID. She is excited to announce they are tentatively targeting May 1 to reopen.



Long outlines the protocols in place for visitors to the museum starting with there not being large group tours and combining tours will not happen either. As expected, cleaning and sanitizing will be taking place between visits.



Long is also excited about some technology initiatives they are introducing at the museum. She explains tech-savvy visitors can scan a QR code at an exhibit and hear a recording of her talking about its significance and enhance the visit.



Long believes the idea of having QR codes to enhance the visiting experience will carry on well after COVID. She also indicates they have made some improvements for better air filtration and will ask patrons to do the basics like wear masks and distance, as will their staff and volunteers. 


Long notes the Homestead website continues to be down for its renovation but points anyone interested in more details to find them on Facebook. 

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