WF museums hesitant to reopen

Museums hesitant to reopen

WICHITA FALLS, Texas (TNN) - Some museums in Wichita Falls have reopened but Kell House and the Museum of North Texas History’s doors remain closed.

They fear the Governor’s sanitation guidelines for public places is just not possible to follow for all the historical artifacts they preserve.

“We have a historical house with historical wood in it," said Nadine Mckown, site director for Kell House. "We can’t use Lysol or alcohol to clean this stuff, so I can’t really sanitize anything.”

Despite having to shut their doors and cancel some events because of COVID-19 not everything has been bad. The Museum of North Texas History was actually able to use this time to complete renovations that couldn’t have been done during normal business hours.

Both museums still have no reopening date set at this time, but they will be keeping everyone updated on their Facebook pages.

For more information on The Kell House, click here.

For more information on the Museum of North Texas History, click here.

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