C.H. Moore Homestead DeWitt County Museum Open
May 11, 2021
The C.H. Moore Homestead DeWitt County Museum is now open for the 2021 Season on May 1st. Museum Director Joey Long said, “When I turned out the lights and locked the doors on the evening of December 31st, 2019, I had no idea it would be more than a year rather than a few short months before I would be welcoming guests through our doors again,” said Museum Director, Joey Long.
However, the museum did not stand idle. Much maintenance work took place during the closure and the DeWitt County Museum Association continued to carry out its mission statement – “to preserve and promote the history and heritage of DeWitt County.”
“We continue to think outside the box and modify what we have done in the past in order to adhere to mandates as they evolve,” said Long. Currently, masking is required to enter or tour the mansion, no more than six individuals can tour the house at a time, groups will not be combined, and no large group tours or facility rentals will be booked for 2021.
According to Long, some of the newly implemented changes will actually enhance the touring experience. As in the past, tours will be self-guided, however, the introduction of QR code audio focusing on certain art and artifacts which may have been otherwise overlooked, relaying what took place in the rooms during the 19th century, telling the stories of others who resided in DeWitt County during Moore’s lifetime, will certainly be a welcome addition to visitors’ experiences. The audio even shares a few of the grand old house’s secrets.
C.H. Moore Homestead and DeWitt County Musuem and Museum Gift Shop hours are Tuesday-Saturday 10am-5pm and 1pm-5pm on Sundays. Admission is $5 for adults, ages 12-18 $2, and free admission for ages 11 and under as well as those who support the DeWitt County Museum Association through membership.
To learn more, visit the website www.chmoorehomestead.org