After a year-long closure, the Lincoln Memorial Shrine has reopened to the public. The current hours of operation are Wednesday – Sunday, 1-4pm.
“Our thoughts go out to all who have lost their lives and whose families have been impacted during this worldwide crisis. As health conditions improve, we look forward to once again creating educational experiences that facilitate interaction with our shared past within the Lincoln Shrine,” remarked Curator Nathan Gonzales. A number of new measures are in place to assure the safest environment possible, including increased sanitation procedures, limited capacity, directional flow for exhibits, and requiring face coverings for all visitors over the age of two.
The Shrine will continue its successful virtual exhibition gallery and history webinar programs in addition to in-person experiences. “One thing we’ve learned through all of this is that the opportunity for teaching about the Civil War and that critical time in history isn’t limited to being physically present at the museum” shared Associate Archivist Maria Carrillo. “Technology allows anyone with an internet connection the opportunity to participate in so many of the things the Shrine has to offer.”
As conditions continue to improve, public hours will increase to four hours per day and include Tuesdays. “But this is a great place to start. We’re so happy to be able to offer our community this wonderful resource once again. A digital representation on a screen is very helpful, but can never replace the thrill of seeing the actual piece of paper Abraham Lincoln signed,” Gonzales said.
For more information, call (909)798-7632 or visit www.lincolnshrine.org.