Temporary Closure – Scheduled Reopening

The Museum of the Red The Museum of the Red River will resume its regular public schedule (10a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesdays through Saturdays, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays) beginning Friday, May 15, 2020. The Museum has been closed since March 19, responding to social distancing and public accommodation guidelines established by the City of Idabel, and State of Oklahoma. It will continue to follow health-safety recommendations of the Center for Disease Control when admitting the public. (Consequently, the Holland and Sallie Webb Family Learning Center will remain closed).

During the past weeks, Museum staff have remained attentive to community needs. Sterile gloves (used in-house when working with collections) were taken from storage and given to the County hospital. Curricular support was provided to area schoolteachers as they prepared at-home learning packets and online instruction. The Museum also increased and advanced supply purchases from local businesses.

Programmatically, the Museum has arranged with lenders to the current exhibit Art in Community: The Harold Stevenson Collection, to extend their loans. Works will remain on display through August 30. Other planned exhibits, instructional programs, and events have been moved or rescheduled, including the Annual Dinner. A new calendar will be available soon.
Please call (580) 286-3616 for more information.

River is CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC due to CITY OF IDABEL MAYORAL RESOLUTION 2020-1 passed and approved by the Idabel City Council March 18, 2020.

We are following recommendations regarding public activities (where more than nine persons may congregate), as outlined by the Centers for Disease Control and other government agencies. We apologize for the inconvenience and wish everyone good health.

While closed the Museum will maintain operational staff to handle phone calls and maintain communications reguarding reinstating normal operations.

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