Nov. 21 2019

Museum Closing Early for Winter Season

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Museum Closing Early for Winter Season

Daffodil Days Scaled Back

(TELLURIDE, Colo. – March 13, 2020) In consideration of the health and safety of visitors, employees and the local community, the Telluride Historical Museum will be closing early for the winter season. Last day open will be Saturday, March 14. The Museum will undergo a thorough cleaning and is planning to reopen for summer on June 1.

“As a small nonprofit and important cultural institution for the community, it is an extremely difficult decision to close our doors early.” says Executive Director Kiernan Lannon, “We understand this pandemic is serious and affects everyone. Our highest priority is to protect the health and wellbeing of staff and visitors. We’ll do what we can to minimize the impact for our staff and think creatively on how we can continue to engage the community during the closure. We are very fortunate that we have such incredible support from our community and we will do what we must to get by during this challenging time. We look forward to doing our part to support our community at large.”

In an effort to promote social distancing, the spring fundraiser Daffodil Days will be taking place in a limited manner and will not include live sales at Alpine Bank or the Community Table on Colorado Avenue. Bundles of daffodils are available for purchase online and over the phone and will be available for pick up at the Museum starting Monday, March 16. Those who order bundles of five or more can have the flowers delivered free of charge.

Yesterday, the Telluride Historical Museum postponed their other fundraiser, The ‘70s Shindig. A future date has not yet been set. With the loss of revenue due to lack of admissions and a cancelled event, the Museum is hoping the community will offer their support through Daffodil Days.

For questions or more information please call the Museum at (970) 728-3344 or email kiernan@telluridemuseum.org

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The Telluride Historical Museum is a 501 (c)3 nonprofit who works to bring the region’s history to life though permanent and annual exhibitions, engaging programming, and insightful events.

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