Farmington Museum sees successful reopening weekend | KOB 4

Farmington Museum sees successful reopening weekend

Diana Castillo
Created: September 01, 2020 06:50 PM

FARMINGTON, N.M. — The Farmington Museum was finally able to reopen over the weekend for the first time since the pandemic forced it to close back in March.

"We did a lot of preparation for when we could open so we were ready to go, we got the news that we could open on Thursday and we were open on Saturday, so we were ready to go,” said Bart Wilsey, director of the Farmington Museum. “We also worked on some other behind the scenes projects with our collections."


Two new exhibits were revealed on the opening day. One features artifacts from the pro football hall of fame and the other displays fashion trends throughout the decades.

Wilsey said in terms of COVID-19 precautions, they’re being very careful.

"Well we are very careful about how we are doing things here,” he said. “We are following the guidelines to be at 25 percent capacity, but for both of our galleries and our atrium that's still at 200 people. Our galleries are very, very large so we can have many people in here at the same time and still very easily social distance."

Wilsey said they’re excited to be back and opening weekend was a success. The two exhibits will be on display for a couple more weeks.

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