Statement Regarding the Temporary Closing of the Tennessee State MuseumMuseum to Close Through April 3, 2020
UPDATE APRIL 13. 2020 - PLEASE NOTE THAT THE MUSEUM WILL REMAIN CLOSED UNTIL ATLEAST APRIL 30, 2020.
Nashville, Tenn. – March 13, 2020 – The following statement regarding the temporary closing of the Tennessee State
Museum was issued today.
“In an abundance of caution for the protection of our visitors and our collection, the Tennessee State Museum will close to the public effective at 5:00 p.m. today, March 13 and remain closed through April 3. A public closure allows for the proper disinfecting protocol without damage to the artifacts and their displays. The closure also includes the Military Branch of the Museum at War Memorial.
“We will continue to monitor the situation regarding the COVID-19 virus. Please visit the Museum’s website at TNMuseum.org and our social media channels for updates on our reopening.”
About Tennessee State Museum
The Tennessee State Museum, on the corner of Rosa L Parks Blvd. and Jefferson Street at Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, is home.to 13,000 years of Tennessee art and history. Through six permanent exhibitions titled Natural History, First Peoples, Forging a Nation, The Civil War and Reconstruction, Change and Challenge and Tennessee Transforms, the Museum takes visitors on a journey – through artifacts, films, interactive displays, events and educational programing – from the state’s geological beginnings to the present day. Additional temporary exhibitions explore significant periods and individuals in history, along with art and cultural movements. The Museum is free and open to the public Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Thursdays from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. and Sundays from 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. For more information on exhibitions and events, please visit tnmuseum.org.
Joe Pagetta, Dir. of Communications