Black History Museum reopening July 14
7/9/2020, 6 p.m.
The Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia is reopening Tuesday, July 14, with a new set of guidelines in the wake of COVID-19.
The museum, located at 122 W. Leigh St. in Jackson Ward, will begin a timed ticketing system of admission to help provide for the health and safety of patrons through social distancing and other requirements during the pandemic.
According to museum officials, face masks covering the nose and mouth are required for entry and patrons will be asked to answer health questions and have their temperature checked.
Patrons are asked to stay 6 feet apart from others not in their group and to use plastic gloves on exhibit touch screens.
Hand sanitizing stations will be located throughout the museum.
Also, any visitors age 15 and younger must be accompanied by an adult.
Groups will be limited to 10 or fewer people, and guided tours must be arranged in advance. The exhibit, “Paradox of Liberty: Slavery at Jefferson’s Monticello,” will be on view through Nov. 29.
The museum is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. Admission is $10 for adults; $8 for seniors and students with I.D.; $6 for children ages 4 to 12; free for children under 4; and a 10 percent discount for members of the military.
Details, including reservations and tickets, go to: www.blackhistorymuseum.org or call (804) 780-9093.