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Freedom Center to reopen by the end of July

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Posted at 5:33 AM, Jun 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-12 10:26:05-04

CINCINNATI — Officials with the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center announced Friday the museum would reopen to the public on July 24.

"We’re working diligently to reopen our museum in a safe and responsible way so that we can welcome our community home and work together for inclusive freedom," Woodrow Keown, Jr., president of the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, said.

As part of the reopening process, the Freedom Center announced it was taking extra precautions to ensure guests and staff members remained safe and healthy while visiting.

Those extra precautions include instituting timed tickets, which will help manage crowd capacity to allow for social distancing. Other precautions include extensive cleaning protocols, floor markings to help guests maintain social distancing and altered seating arrangements.

Some of the exhibits at the museum have been altered or closed completely, however, given the "high-touch nature" of those exhibits. Other exhibits have been modified to be touchless or have been outfitted with foot pedals.

For more information, you can visit the museum's website here.