Museum TEMPORARILY closed due to COVID Directive
Given the recent Shelby County (TN) Health Department’s Directive 16 issued December 21, 2020, and the spike in COVID cases in the area, the National Civil Rights Museum is temporarily closed. However, we’re closely monitoring the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and instituting preventive protocol. We will keep you updated on any changes in our operations status immediately. We recognize that this situation is extremely fluid.
HERE’S WHAT WE’RE DOING
In abundance of caution, the museum leadership works to protect its employees and visitors during this unprecedented health crisis, particularly as Tennessee has recently become a pandemic hotspot according to news reports. We’re closely following the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines and updates from local and state governmental health authorities. We continue to put things in place to create a safe museum experience with all the critical guidelines in mind. We’re committed to maintaining a safe environment for our employees and guests.
In-Person Programming is cancelled until Further notice.
During this period of uncertainty, we have cancelled the Museum’s public, in-person programming until further notice. This includes museum facility rental. However, we work to present virtual events and programs whenever possible to continue sharing the history and discussion of important issues.
For more information from health officials regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19), visit the CDC website.
Due to COVID-19, we may make adjustments to the holiday calendar as needed. Traditionally, the museum and administrative offices are closed on the following holidays:
- New Year's Day
- Easter Sunday
- Thanksgiving Day
- Christmas Eve
- Christmas Day
Out of abundance of caution during the pandemic in 2021, the museum is CLOSED on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
The museum is open on the following holidays, however administrative offices are closed:
- Memorial Day
- Independence Day
- Labor Day