Thursday, August 13, 2020
File Number: 
2020-40

PITT MEADOWS, BC – The Pitt Meadows Museum is pleased to welcome the public back to rediscover our unique local history at the Old General Store and Hoffmann and Son Machine Shop. On Wednesday, August 19, both sites will be open to visitors with new safety measures in place.

“Pitt Meadows is very proud of our past and the Museum provides unique learning opportunities while helping to preserve our history,” says Mayor Bill Dingwall. “There are a number of new and exciting exhibits for visitors to enjoy in-person including a Miss Pitt Meadows display in the Annette Code Parlour, as well as opportunities to participate virtually as part of the Pitt Meadows Pandemic Tales and online Heritage Thursdays.”

“A lot of planning went into the Museum’s reopening to ensure the health and safety of visitors and staff,” says Chief Administrative Officer Mark Roberts. “For everyone’s safety, additional protocols are in place.”

In addition to extra cleaning, new guidelines and procedures include:

  • Limiting the number of visitors to a maximum of four with the exception of a family or social circle of up to six at one time.
  • Providing sanitizer stations for visitors when entering and leaving the facility.
  • Collecting visitor names, addresses and contact information for contact tracing purposes.
  • Physical distancing measures such as one-way directional traffic flow and designated entrance and exit doors.
  • Requiring staff to wear face shields and recommending masks for all visitors.
  • Removing all hands-on and interactive displays.

At this time, there will be no school tours, on-site archival visitors or Museum Sunday programs. Washrooms will remain closed to the public. 

For more information, including operating hours, please visit pittmeadowsmuseum.com.

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For more information please contact:
Carolyn Baldridge,
Manager of Communications & Community Engagement
City of Pitt Meadows
cbaldridge@pittmeadows.ca

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