The American Writers Museum will reopen on May 14,2021. These are the precautions we will take upon reopening, and what we expect from visitors as well.

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Plans for Reopening

Visitor Expectations

  • If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, please stay home and visit another time.
  • Buy tickets online to minimize contact with front desk staff.
  • Masks that cover your mouth and nose are required to enter the building and the museum and must be kept on at all times. This applies to all visitors, including those who are fully vaccinated.
  • Maintain a safe physical distancing of six feet between you and other museum visitors at all times.

AWM Safety Measures

  • Gloves and styluses are available to promote safe interaction with museum exhibits.
  • Hand sanitizing stations are located throughout the museum.
  • Regular cleaning of contact surfaces per CDC recommendations.
  • Employee health screenings.
  • Monitoring compliance with guidelines.

Current Online Offerings

While we begin to reopen, we will continue to add to and enhance our robust selection of ways to engage with us online. From virtual author talks to online exhibits and more, we will remain steadfast in our commitment to bring the American Writers Museum to you in the safety of your home. Click here to see our full list of online offerings.

Be Safe Chicago Phase 4 self-certified
Masks worn over the nose and mouth are required at all times when visiting the American Writers Museum
Wash your hands regularly. Soap and water available in the bathrooms, and hand sanitizer available throughout the museum.
Use gloves and styluses when interacting with exhibits. They are available at the front desk.

We visited this gem of a museum on Sunday, August 9. It’s tough going into any public space these days, so we did so…

Posted by Meredith MacKay on Monday, August 10, 2020