Museum of the Gulf Coast finishing final prep for reopening

Published 12:09 am Saturday, May 2, 2020

Employees of the Museum of the Gulf Coast spent Friday making final preparations to reopen Monday under Gov. Greg Abbott’s newest executive order allowing museums back in business, but only at 25 percent of the maximum capacity.

The museum will be open from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

Museum Director Tom Neal moves a poster of recent Music Hall of Fame inductee Tim Foust to show where one of two 55-inch kiosks will be placed as the museum prepares to reopen.


A composite of inductees into the Music Hall of Fame wing has been installed. 


A stage truss has been installed next to Janis Joplin’s exhibit in the Music Hall of Fame. 




About I.C. Murrell

I.C. Murrell was promoted to editor of The News, effective Oct. 14, 2019. He previously served as sports editor since August 2015 and has won or shared eight first-place awards from state newspaper associations and corporations. He was born in Memphis, Tennessee, grew up mostly in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, and graduated from the University of Arkansas at Monticello.

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