Gatchell Museum Announces Summer Plans for 2020

The Johnson County Jim Gatchell Memorial Museum in Buffalo has been dealing with the fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic but has recently opened with some restrictions.

Moving forward into their typical busy season in the summer, they have made some changes to how they will be welcoming guests in the coming months.

According to Museum Director Sylvia Bruner, the museum will be postponing their Living History Day, Children’s Art Museum Monday series, and the evening Wine About History series until the summer of 2021.

Bruner said after much thought and discussion, they want visitors and community members to be safe, and feel the responsible thing to do is not gather groups of people at events like these at this time.

“Like everybody else, we are sad to make this call because these are some of our favorite days but, we have made this decision with the information and resources available to us at this time.”

Bruner said Living History Day has a long history of being a “community day” where museum admission is free, in addition to the numerous free activities and demonstrations featured outside.

In an effort to continue this Jim Gatchell spirit of community, they will be offering free admission to Johnson County residents every Saturday in June.

The museum is open for visitors with covid-related guidance in place.

More information can be found on their website.

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