McMinnville, Oregon, March 18, 2020 – In order to protect the health and safety of guests, staff, and volunteers in support of COVID-19 containment efforts, Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum will temporarily close to the public, effective immediately. Evergreen joins other local attractions that have temporarily closed to help reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
All activities and programs at the Museum will be postponed. “In the interest of public health and safety, we are suspending normal Museum operations,” said John Rasmussen, Executive Director. ‘We are complying with the Governor’s requests to help limit exposure to the COVID-19 virus, especially among the most vulnerable in our community and beyond.”
“This situation is rapidly changing, and we will continue to monitor developments related to COVID-19 and make decisions based upon the recommendations of public health agencies, including U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Oregon Health Authority (OHA) and Yamhill County Public Health.”
The Museum looks forward to resuming regular operations in the future, as health authorities allow. For updates on the closure and Museum response to the Coronavirus response, please visit https://www.evergreenmuseum.org/covid19-updates.
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ABOUT EVERGREEN AVIATION & SPACE MUSEUM:
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum is normally open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., except Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. Call 503-434-4180 or visit www.evergreenmuseum.org for more information.
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, is best known as the home of the world’s largest wooden aircraft, the Hughes Flying Boat “Spruce Goose.” The Museum collection also includes a rare SR-71 “Blackbird,” and the Titan II SLV Missile–with its original launch room, and a MaxFlight full-motion interactive flight simulator ride. Discover more than 150 historic aircraft, spacecraft, and exhibits on display, along with artwork and traveling exhibits. The Museum values its educational partnerships, which include the Academy of Model Aeronautics, the NASA Jet Propulsion Lab, the Oregon Space Consortium and the Civil Air Patrol Cadet Program. The Museum is located at 500 NE Captain Michael King Smith Way, across the highway from the McMinnville Airport and about three miles southeast of McMinnville, Ore., on Highway 18. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @evergreenmuseum for the latest updates.