Local museum to remain closed

The Greene County Historical Museum in Jefferson will remain closed at least through the month of June, Historical Society president David John announced on Thursday.

The governor of Iowa has authorized the re-opening of museums beginning on Friday, May 22. Museums have been among the public facilities that have been closed since mid-March to try to prevent the spread of the corona virus.

“I know people are eager to get out and about, but I think we should err on the side of caution, rather than jump right in,” said John, who polled the society’s board of directors before making the decision.

In addition, Historical Society program director Margaret Hamilton has announced that the organization’s meeting and program scheduled for June 5 has been canceled. That program – on the history of Spring Lake Park – will hopefully be rescheduled later, she said.

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