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We're Open, Tallahassee: Tallahassee Museum plans to host annual Swamp Stomp with safety precautions

Posted at 6:30 PM, Jul 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-08 18:30:32-04

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The Tallahassee Museum re-opened to visitors about eight weeks ago.

They've limited the size of groups, closed some of their buildings, mandated masks, posted signs encouraging social distancing, and constantly sanitize surfaces.

Visitation is down 30 to 40 percent from what it normally is but they've seen growing interest in their virtual additions.

The Museum Mixology Zoom lecture series features a different theme and cocktail partner each week.

"It was one of our ways of delivering the museum's programs and its mission to those people at home, and that program has been extremely successful," said Russell Daws, the president and CEO of Tallahassee Museum. "It's not only served the audiences that we intended, but we've had visitors from all over the world."

Their next Museum Mixology is Thursday at 6 p.m. and the theme is "'Bottleneck' Dolphins."

The Tallahassee Museum is also hosting its annual Swamp Stomp on Saturday, a singer-songwriter festival, hoping to get more visitors back.

"We've designed the whole event this year to be safe," Daws said. "Unlike in the past, people are not going to be able to seat themselves. We will have ushers to seat them so that we can maintain social distancing."

They'll also have barriers in front of the stage, and hand sanitizer throughout the grounds.

They're only selling 400 advanced tickets so they can maintain crowd control.

Some of the artists performing this year include Del Suggs, Royce Lovett, and Belle and the Band.

For more information or to purchase tickets for Swamp Stomp, click here.

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