Winterthur to close for five weeks

WINTERTHUR, Del. (AP) – The museum at the Winterthur will closed for February and part of March to save money.

Spokeswoman Vicki Saltzman says it’s the museum’s slowest time of year and the museum has also shifted to more seasonal programming. She says the board and management decided to close for five week to save on energy bills and allow maintenance and repair work.

The closure from Feb. 1 to March 8 doesn’t include any furloughs or layoffs. Researchers and Winterthur members will still be able to use the gardens and library but the visitor center will close.


Information from: The (Wilmington, Del.) News Journal,

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