The Soddy, Daisy and Montlake Historical Association announces that the “Good Old Days” museum will reopen to the public this summer beginning July 3rd and 4th.
Officials said, "SDMHA is excited to share new displays that offer visitors an opportunity to experience this area’s unique history."
“We have setup a reproduction of the old general store that served coal miners for a real step back in time and something you’ll want to see,” says SDMHA President Steve Smith. “We operate as an educational facility and want to share our local heritage, so reopening is something we are taking on with steps being made to improve safety for visitors.”
As a result of the COVID-19 crisis, protocol will be put in place for staff and visitors. This includes social distancing, the wearing of masks and increased sanitation measures.
SDMHA has set protective guidelines during this crisis which include the following:
• Limiting visitors to no more than 10 people at one time in the building;
• SDMHA urges visitors to wear a protective face cover;
• Visitors must maintain a distance of six feet between each other if they do not live in the same house;
• Museum staff will be required to wear a face cover while visitors are present for the duration of the visit; and
• Museum staff will periodically clean within the museum while visitors are present inside the building and will also clean and sanitize after the visitors have left.
Regular museum hours are 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. To ensure the most secure environment for viewing the museum, those with health concerns or the elderly may make arrangements for a private showing by calling 423-718-0528 or 423-320-5630. The admission prices remain the same, a donation of $3 per adult, $2 for ages 8 to 18 and for those seven years and under, admission is free. The museum is located at 11298 Wall St. in Soddy-Daisy, just off Depot and Durham Streets from Dayton Pike and US-27. See www.soddydaisymuseum.com or join the SDMHA Facebook page for continued updates.