City of Smiths Station reopens Historic Jones Store Museum, Lending Libraries last week


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Opelika Observer

The City of Smiths Station’s Historic Jones Store Museum and Lending Libraries are open to the public for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic began in mid-March.

The museum, which houses a wide array of artifacts and items unique to Smiths Station’s rich heritage, is now open for guided tours from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Eastern time on Tuesdays and Thursdays. When guests arrive, they are asked to call 334-297-8771 to set up tours, which will be conducted by a city official.

Groups will be limited to 10 or fewer guests, and the wearing of masks will be required during their tour of the facility. Saturday tours will return later in the summer.

Hours of operation for the lending libraries will be 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Eastern time Monday through Friday. To comply with social distancing guidelines, there will be a limit of one adult and two children per library room, and masks will be required during their visit.

“The museum and Lending Library are important ways for us to connect with our our citizens and people from surrounding communities. We hope that people are patient with us during this slow process of reopening,” said Mayor F.L. “Bubba” Copeland.

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