In alignment with the state’s latest “Safer at Home” health orders, the Town of Windsor Parks, Recreation & Culture Department will open the Windsor History Museum formerly known as Boardwalk Park Museum to the public on Saturday, June 20. The museum, located at 100 N 5th Street, will be open Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., excluding July 4. The opening plans include reduced facility capacities, recommended social distancing guidelines and enhanced cleaning and sanitizing efforts.
In conjunction with opening the museum, the Culture Division announced the new name of the facility as Windsor History Museum formerly known as Boardwalk Park Museum. “The previous name never really reflected all of what is inside the museum. It holds the history of all of Windsor, not just Boardwalk Park,” said Culture Supervisor Laura Browarny. “Renaming the museum was an easy decision for staff and stakeholders.”
In order to limit the number of visitors in the historic buildings, museum staff is recommending that visitors must pre-register for a free tour or self-guided visit. The museum, including the Train Depot and 5 other historic buildings, will open for up to a maximum of 10 people per one hour increments. Reservations can be made by phone at 970-674-3502, online at https://bit.ly/WindsorMuseum or in person at the Windsor History Museum Train Depot during museum open hours. Drop-in visits are welcome with the understanding that a short wait might be required before being admitted to the museum buildings.
When enjoying the museum, visitors are asked to keep six feet or more from other individuals, avoid touching their face, and use provided hand sanitizer, as available. The Windsor Parks, Recreation & Culture Department recommends that all facility users wear a mask. Town staff are required to wear a mask at all facilities.
The museum will close for the summer on September 5.
To learn more about the Culture Division, visit recreationliveshere.com/Culture.
For ongoing and up-to-date information about the town’s response to COVID-19, visit windsorgov.com/Coronavirus.