Hamtramck Historical Museum reopens


After being closed for four months due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Hamtramck Historical Museum will open to the public on Saturday, July 11.
The museum will be open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays, and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sundays thereafter.
Proper safety procedures will be followed. All persons entering the museum must wear a mask and social separation of six-feet will be required. This represents the first step in the return to normalization for the museum.
While the museum has been closed since mid-March numerous functions have been ongoing.
The interior of the building has been undergoing renovations, new exhibits have been set up for the public and work on the huge “Coming to Hamtramck“ mural being painted by artist Dennis Orlowski is nearly complete.
The museum also began a highly successful daily historical photo presentation on Facebook that has drawn a lot of attention.
Plans are also in the works for public programs, however, they will probably not be implemented before the end of the year.
“We have suffered greatly because of the pandemic,” said Greg Kowalski, executive director. “We lost a cherished board member, Darla Swint, to the disease. We have named a permanent exhibit at the museum in her memory,” Kowalski said.
Opened in 2013,the Hamtramck Historical Museum has employed sound fiscal practices and is not in danger of closing. In fact, the museum is looking at ways to expand its operations once the pandemic has subsided.
“There’s so much more we can, and will, do,” Kowalski said.
The museum is at 9525 Jos. Campau, between Poland and Norwalk streets. Visit the museum website, www.hamtramckhistory.org. For information email hamtramckhistory@gmail.com or call (313) 893-5027.
Posted July 10, 2020

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