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Schwenkfelder Library and Heritage Center reopens for summer

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Following state guidelines for preventing COVID-19, the Schwenkfelder Library and Heritage Center (SLHC), 105 Seminary St., Pennsburg, reopened Tuesday, July 7.

Visitors can view exhibits about life in the 1700s and 1800s, as well as see historic and contemporary local art. In addition, people are welcome to conduct local and genealogical research in the library and shop in the Heritage Shop. Admission is free for all.

SLHC has made the following changes to its public hours through Sept. 6. It will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays as well as 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursdays.

Museum visitors who consider themselves high risk, including over the age of 65, may come on Tuesdays from 9 to 10 a.m.

Researchers visiting the library will need to make an appointment ahead of time with Hunt Schenkel at 215-679-3103 x13.

Library visitors may be able to make special arrangements for longer visits depending upon capacity issues.

All those entering must wear a mask, and practice social distancing. Water fountains are turned off, the coat room is closed and interactives have been removed from galleries. The Stauffer Education Room is closed to the public.

Bathrooms are available with limited capacity.

SLHC will offer some programs over the summer in spaces where social distancing can be maintained. Due to capacity issues, these programs will be by reservations. Children’s programming will continue online.

Visit schwenkfelder.com for information.


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