The Finney County Historical Museum is remaining open, with Coronavirus precautions in effect, for the time being. Exhibit and gift shop hours are 1 to 5 p.m. seven days weekly.
The museum is located at 403 S. Fourth Street in Garden City’s Finnup Park, adjacent to the pedestrian entry arches at Lee Richardson Zoo. Admission is free and information is available at 620-272-3664.
Visitation is limited to a maximum of 50 people and daily cleaning is taking place in high-traffic areas. Food and beverages are prohibited. Guests are asked to avoid close contact, in keeping with recommendations that people remain six feet apart from each other. Legos and Lego tables have been removed from the Celebrate Kansas Exhibit and try-on clothing has been removed from the dress up area.
Anyone exhibiting or experiencing a high temperature or possible COVID-19 symptoms will be asked to leave and call the Finney County Health Department.
In addition to the exhibit area, museum office hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday are still in effect, as are research library hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday.
At this time plans to host scheduled noon and evening history lectures in April and May are still in place, with Coronavirus precautions and attendance limits of 50 in effect. However, that and other plans may change as the dates draw nearer and conditions evolve.
The annual Finney County Historical Society banquet, including the Finney County Pioneer Awards presentation, has been called off. So have the Evening in the Past history reenactment in May and the Historic Home Tour in June.