Covid-19 Updates

June 6, 2020

Following current Colorado Public Health Order, “Safer at Home and in the Vast, Great Outdoors”, the Colorado Model Railroad Museum remains closed. The CMRM Board will consider establishing a reopening date at their July Board meeting.

At a special meeting of the Board of Directors on Saturday, June 6th, the CMRM Board completed a complete walk through of the museum. In compliance with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment “FIFTH AMENDED PUBLIC HEALTH ORDER 20-28 SAFER AT HOME AND IN THE VAST, GREAT OUTDOORS June 2, 2020,” the Board decided CMRM will remain closed through the next Board meeting in July at a minimum. The safety of the staff, volunteers, and visitors who enjoy the museum is of the utmost priority at this time.

Though our doors remain closed to visiting our Mission to “educate, inspire, and bring joy to all ages” continues. During this time the CMRM is full steam ahead with the STEAM Kids Virtual Classroom which provides weekly science lessons combined with activities that are done in the home. We recently completed STEAM kits for over 750 children for the upcoming months of summer. June is focused on Structures and Engineering, July will be all about Nature, and August is learning Flight and Aerodynamics. If you would like more information about how to get your family involved please email Outreach and Youth Director, Mistie Trefry at mistie@cmrm.org for more information.

For those who have visited the museum in the past, you will be pleasantly surprised by the new flooring in the museum lobby, creating a depot feel for the entire entry area. The “Little Shop that Could” has been re-structured into a no-touch environment and looks very nice and easy to see the items on the shelves. Our Protocols for Opening are in place and ready to go when we get the green light to open our doors again. We are looking forward to welcoming guests in again soon!

Sincerely,

Michelle Kempema

Executive Director

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