Willamette Heritage Center (Ron Cooper/Salem Reporter)
If you've been missing local history over the past months, you're in luck. Willamette Heritage Center is reopening its indoors exhibits to the public April 6.
Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m, visitors can browse the center's grounds, historic homes and the Thomas Kay Woolen Mill. Masks are required, and visitors should maintain distance from people not part of their household.
Because of the size of the museum campus and the ability to spread people out, the museum is not requiring people to book tickets in advance, executive director Michelle Cordova said.
The museum has been closed on and off over the past year, most recently shutting down indoor exhibits last November as Gov. Kate Brown imposed new pandemic restrictions to curb a rise in Covid cases. The outdoor grounds have been open to visitors, but indoor parts of the museum remained closed.
Admission is $8 for adults, $7 for seniors, $5 for students and free for children 5 and under. More information is available on the WHC website.
The research library remains closed except by appointment in cases where services can't be provided remotely.