Here in the Lake George Region, The Hyde Collection is about to join the list of attractions that are reopening to visitors. After going virtual over the past few months, the local museum will open its doors on August 1, 2020.
Here’s What You Need to Know
When you’re looking for something fun to do, you can’t go wrong with a visit to The Hyde Collection. As one of the Northeast’s top small art museums, The Hyde is home to five galleries and a permanent collection of over 4,000 objects and artworks. The museum features national and international exhibitions with a focus on distinguished collections of European and American art.
According to a press release, starting August 1, The Hyde Collection will reopen to visitors with appointments after temporarily closing due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 26 time slots will be available per day, Thursday – Sunday, and your hour-long appointment can be made on the museum’s website.
The Hyde will be open just for seniors and high-risk individuals from 10:00am-noon, and then after closing for an hour of cleaning, it will open up again for the general public from 1:00pm-5:00pm. General admission costs still apply, and guests do not need to bring a printed ticket, just the reservation confirmation number.
New Safety Precautions and Procedures
All guests should arrive at the museum five minutes before their scheduled appointment and wait outside until the lobby is clear of visitors. You must wear a mask or face covering to enter The Hyde, and once you’re inside, you will follow a path clearly marked with arrows and designated viewing areas to avoid the clustering of groups.
Hand sanitizing stations will be located throughout the galleries, and audio tours and a rules & regulations guide will be provided upon check-in. You can also text the word “Hyde” to 565-12 to access The Hyde’s “Guide By Cell” for self-tour options during your visit. Message and data rates may apply per your provider.
From August 1 – January 3, 2021, The Hyde Collection will display the “Images of the People: Russian Lacquer Painting” and “J.S. Wooley, Adirondack Photographer” exhibitions.