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Lancaster museum open by appointment only

The Lancaster Virginia Historical Society Museum, Library and Gift Shop, which has been closed to the public since March 23 due to COVID-19 restrictions, has reopened, the society announced.

The museum is located at 8346 Mary Ball Road in Lancaster Court House, seven miles northwest of Kilmarnock.

“With a few modifications and limitations, we are very glad to be able to welcome visitors again,” said executive director Karen Hart. “Most importantly, everyone will need to make advance arrangements to visit and will be required to wear a face covering over their nose and mouth. We will offer disposable masks for a small donation, or people can purchase a cloth mask or clear plastic face shield for $5 in our shop.”

As further precautions against the coronavirus, LVHS will limit admission to one person, couple or family at a time; enforce social distancing; increase cleaning of high-touch surfaces; minimize interaction between staff and visitors; and request that visitors self-ass...

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