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The ADKX and COVID-19

Dear Friends,

We hope that you and your families are safe and comfortable during this trying time. As we all pause to respond to this public health crisis, the Adirondack Experience is prioritizing the health and safety of our members, staff, and the general public. In the interest of maintaining public health and wellbeing, we have decided to reach out to our visitors virtually in 2020 rather than welcoming them to the museum. Our campus will not be open to the public for the 2020 season.

Though we are deeply disappointed that we cannot offer an in-person museum experience this season, we hope that this decision will ultimately benefit members, visitors, and staff. We know this news is sad. We do plan to retain the entire year round staff on our payroll during this rocky time since they are critical to the long-term strength of the ADKX.

ADKX staff is already at work developing plans for virtual programming through the end of 2020, making the ADKX’s world-class collections and experts accessible to the public in new ways. Each year we provide free programming to over 11,000 school children in their classrooms and onsite. Now staff will offer students new opportunities for remote educational engagement. Online lectures, workshops, and other programs will be developed for adult audiences to complement new virtual exhibitions. In addition, as the key stewards of the Adirondacks’ cultural and social records, ADKX curators have already begun documenting the impact of the coronavirus on the North Country’s people and businesses.

We are deeply grateful for your continued support during this uncertain time. While you may not be able to visit the ADKX this season, the ADKX will come to you in new and exciting ways.