To all of our friends: Due to the pandemic, Museum and Society events that were to have taken place in May (as listed in our February newsletter) have been cancelled. These include the museum grounds cleaning day scheduled for Saturday May 9th and the Historical Society's Annual Memorial Bell Ringing Ceremony scheduled for Saturday May 16th. The Historical Society's annual dinner normally held in May is being postponed until a time later in the year.
Our temporary exhibit that opened the end of February - two weeks before we closed - is still in place and we will soon be posting images of those items with descriptions here: a combination of pieces that were donated to the museum in 2019 and some long-forgotten artifacts re-discovered while cleaning the museum's lower-level storage areas in January and February.
As for a museum reopening date - or what a reopening to the public will even look like - that is yet to be determined. The State of Michigan continues its temporary "stay home stay safe" mandate through May 15th, but it is highly likely that the museum will not be reopening to the public quickly.
For the most part, we will aim to follow the lead of the City of LP and the public library on reopening arrangements and new precautions. We will strive to keep folks informed as new developments occur. In the meantime, if there is anything we can assist you with, please let us know.
Due to the unsettled times, it has been difficult to issue our quarterly May June July newsletter. Know that our plan is to issue one before too long. It will be posted on this page.
Please continue to be well and stay safe, everyone.