Oklahoma Hall of Fame and Gaylord-Pickens Museum to Temporarily Close in Response to COVID-19 - Updated 3-24-20
In support of the effort to protect the health of employees, guests and the extended community we serve, the Oklahoma Hall of Fame and Gaylord-Pickens Museum is currently closed and and tentatively reopen on Wednesday, April 15, 2020. Additional information on specific procedural plans will be updated as they become available, based on official directives and evaluation by senior leadership.
“We have the privilege to serve our great state while sharing our mission of telling Oklahoma’s story through its people, so we place the safety of Oklahoma’s most valuable resource, its people, at the apex of our decision-making process. To this end, we support the national and local efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19 coronavirus and will close the Museum as a responsible and critical operational component of social distancing standards,” said Shannon L. Rich, President and CEO of the Oklahoma Hall of Fame.
Areas of impact include:
Free Family Programming: Free Family Programming may resume on May 28th, the first Summer Thursday event, which will continue every Thursday through Labor Day.
Free Field Trips: All Free Field Trips scheduled through April 14th are cancelled, with potential rescheduled dates to be determined on then-current operation standards and date availability. Museum staff will be contacting scheduled tour groups to evaluate each group’s individual situation.
Special Events and Weddings: Museum staff will be calling special event contacts and brides individually.
Future Events: Scheduling plans and programming details for the DiversityCity event on April 16th, the Oklahoma Scholarship Competition awards on April 30th, the media announcement for the 2020 Class of the Oklahoma Hall of Fame on May 21st and other events that take place at the Oklahoma Hall of Fame and Gaylord-Pickens Museum, will be addressed on a case-by-case basis and communicated to the public via the oklahomahof.com website and official social media platforms.
We are in communication with local and state officials, key leaders and colleagues around the region, state and nation, and are following the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control. There are no known cases of COVID-19 connected to the Oklahoma Hall of Fame and Gaylord-Pickens Museum. Thank you for your continued support and we will keep you advised on this evolving situation.
We will continue to communicate the status of Museum operations and any changes to the operating hours through our website https://oklahomahof.com/ and through social media @oklahomahof.
Throughout this heightened health situation, we remain committed to providing a positive, educational, and inspirational experience at the Oklahoma Hall of Fame and Gaylord-Pickens Museum. Visit OHOF @ Home for family educational resources.