COVID-19 Response

Updated March 17, 2020

Following the recommendation for Iowa schools to close for four weeks, the AAMI has decided to close to the public through April 13.  Community spread has been detected in Iowa, so we are closing as a proactive measure to protect the health of our patrons and employees, and to encourage responsible social distancing practices that can help to slow the spread of COVID-19. Over the course of the next four weeks, we will be closely following announcements from the Center for Disease Control, the Iowa Department for Public Health, and the Linn County Public Health department and evaluating any need for further closings and cancellations based on these reports.

We will update this page as needed with any updates.

How You Can Help the Museum

This is a time of uncertainty, with closures affecting small businesses and non-profits, especially those in the arts and cultural industry. During this period we will be relying more than ever on the generosity of donors who understand the importance of sharing history and culture, especially in difficult times. If you would like to support the AAMI during our public closing and ensure that we can offer our exhibits and programs for years to come, please consider making a donation or becoming a member.