Friday, May 22
This week’s announcement from Governor Kim Reynolds lifting restrictions on museums is an important sign of progress in Iowa. As communities across the nation consider critical decisions around reopening, the Putnam is reflecting on changes in our procedures and layout to meet immediate safety needs. We are also taking this time, however, for some important exhibit and facility updates. During the transition the museum will remain closed into June with an opening date yet to be determined.
 
Like many of you we have reflected over the past months on what is really important to us. We have taken stock of the impact and history of the Putnam in the community and how to make the visitor experience even richer. The new Putnam will offer a more accessible and welcoming entry, with plans to improve wayfinding through the facility and to create a more seamless visitor experience exploring culture, local history and ecology, and, of course, the sciences. We ask for your patience as we update the facility to meet the needs of the moment and to reimagine the future of the Putnam. We will have more information in week regarding our opening. 

Friday, April 17
THE PUTNAM HAS EXTENDED CLOSURE and events THROUGH June 5. 

For more information, call us during normal museum hours, Monday to Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sunday, noon-5 p.m., at 563-324-1933.

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Please stay tuned to this website for updates to museum offerings and hours of service. In the meantime, visitors and community partners are strongly encouraged to review the CDC best practices to help keep the Quad Cities safe. Learn more at CDC.gov.

 

Monday, March 16

PUTNAM TO TEMPORARILY CLOSE MUSEUM, POSTPONE EVENTS IN PROACTIVE HEALTH AND SAFETY MEASURE STARTING TUESDAY


The Putnam is taking proactive measures to help keep visitors and neighbors in the Quad-Cities area healthy and safe. The museum will temporarily close on Tuesday, March 17, through March 31 in response to national guidelines by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), as well as local and state reports.
 
“As a museum of history and science, we are following the lead of experts in health science nationally, and we are doing our part to help stop the spread of illness,” President/CEO Rachael Mullins said.

“With visitor and staff wellness a top priority, and after taking all other necessary precautions, we decided a temporary closure was the smartest thing we could do at this time. We will follow recommendations from public health professionals to determine timelines on our reopening.”
 
Also, all events scheduled through May 9 at the Putnam have been either postponed or canceled.
 
For more information, call us during normal museum hours, Monday to Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sunday, noon-5 p.m., at 563-324-1933.

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Please stay tuned to this website for updates to museum offerings and hours of service. In the meantime, visitors and community partners are strongly encouraged to review the CDC best practices to help keep the Quad Cities safe. Learn more at CDC.gov.

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