Adirondack Experience (ADKX) has issued a statement that they will be welcoming visitors virtually this year instead of to their physical location in Blue Mountain Lake. Here’s what we can expect from the museum going forward.
“It is unclear at this time whether the compulsory closing of public gathering places will be lifted in time for the July – August period when we see most of our visitors,” ADKX Executive Director David Kahn said in the statement. “Our concern for the health and safety of our staff and visitors outweighs our desire to provide in-person programming this season.”
Kahn went on to explain that the uncertainty of the pandemic makes it impossible for the museum to hire their usual seasonal staff who operate the gift shop and cafe, administer children’s programs, and more. However, ADKX plans to keep the entire year-round staff on the payroll.
ADKX employees have been busy generating new and creative ideas to engage audiences with virtual programming. While visitors can’t come to the museum, ADKX will come to them in new and exciting ways.