To Our Members and Guests:
The health and safety of its visitors, staff and volunteers is of the highest importance to the Hancock Historical Museum.
In response to developments around the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and the restrictions ordered by Governor Mike DeWine, the Hancock Historical Museum will be closed to the public beginning March 13 at 5 PM through May 5, at which time the staff and Board will reassess the evolving situation.
We are closely monitoring the recommendations of Hancock Public Health and the Ohio Department of Health. The museum prides itself on providing exceptional inter-generational programming. While this creates dynamic conversations and enriching experiences, we also believe it could pose an enhanced threat by this virus. To this end, we feel it is prudent to cancel all programming and tours during this time. The following events/programs have been cancelled or postponed:
- Friday, March 20: Classic Movie Night – “Top Hat”
- Saturday, March 28: Night at the Museum
- Thursday, April 2: Brown Bag Lecture – Dr. Robert Kroger
- Wednesday, April 15: Annual Meeting (available digitally here)
- Friday, April 17: Classic Movie Night – “Raiders of the Lost Ark”
- Sunday, April 26: Why They Marched Guided Book Discussion
- Tuesday, April 28: Forgetting My Mother Lecture – Dan Cryer
We will also not be accepting any facility rental requests during this time period.
Please keep updated by visiting our website, and our Facebook page, as we will be regularly communicating via those outlets.
The Hancock Historical Museum takes the well-being of our staff, volunteers, and visitors seriously and we appreciate your understanding. Like anyone who considered themselves a historian, in times of great personal or societal challenges, I often find myself looking back for strength and inspiration. I hope that you may also find some peace in remembering that this moment will soon become a part of our story. It is a great challenge, but it is a temporary space in time. Our community has faced many great challenges in the past…our museum shares those stories every day. It is with confidence and clarity that we address this challenge with our community now.
Please stay safe and healthy during this time. We look forward to welcoming you back to the museum in the not-too-distant future!