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Citizen Potawatomi Nation Cultural Heritage Center to Reopen to Public

Staff Writer
The Shawnee News-Star

The Citizen Potawatomi Nation (CPN) Cultural Heritage Center will reopen Monday, May 11. The center has been temporarily closed to the public due to COVID-19.

Hours will be Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Starting in June, the center will be also be open on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

“We are excited to welcome the community back into the Cultural Heritage Center to discover the unique history and heritage of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation,” said Kelli Mosteller, Cultural Heritage Center director. “The safety of our employees and the public is still our utmost concern, and we will have new precautions in place to help combat the spread of COVID-19.”

Safety measures follow the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and include:

Temperature checks with an infrared, no-touch thermometer for all visitors prior to entering the building; people will not be allowed in the building under the following conditions:

People under age 65 with a temperature of 100.4 degrees or higher

People over age 65 with a temperature of 99.6 degrees or higher

Anyone who has COVID-19 symptoms or has been in contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19

Regular cleaning and sanitization of all high-touch areas

Universal masking for all staff at all times

Hand sanitizer stations in the lobby and throughout the museum

Limiting gift shop to five guests at a time

Curbside pick-up will continue to be offered for gift shop purchases

Tribal Rolls will have a station for CPN citizens to pick up forms and have photos taken for tribal IDs

All visitors are strongly encouraged to wear face masks, wash their hands and use hand sanitizer. The Cultural Heritage Center will provide free face masks. Guests are required to maintain social distance and stay at least six feet from people not in their party.