Adapting with COVID-19

Brucemore Announces Re-Opening Plan

July 13th, 2020

Summer-2020-General-Instagram-Webpage-Email.jpgBrucemore has released its plans for re-opening after being closed since mid-March. There will be new opportunities to experience the 26-acre site and more than a century of history starting this month. The new programs build on the organization’s demonstrated experience of innovating with a renewed focus on safety and comfort.

“We are eager to welcome visitors back to Brucemore after being closed due to the pandemic since mid-March,” said Tara Richards, Director of Community Engagement. “For nearly 40 years we have been a destination with summertime activities on a weekly basis. The sprawling gardens and grounds provide us a unique opportunity to invite people to gather in a public setting with friends and family right now.” 

For the first time, guests will have the chance to schedule their own private, personalized tour outdoors on the 26-acre estate. In addition, several events are being planned for the months ahead. On Saturday, July 25, Art in the Garden returns as Brucemore partners with iowa Ceramics Center and Glass Studio for an outdoor ceramics workshop. In August, talented area musicians will perform familiar and comforting music in Brucemore’s courtyard. To view upcoming opportunities to experience the site, click here. 

Brucemore staff are taking a number of steps to ensure the safety of all participants, audience members, and staff. Each program will have a custom mitigation strategy, focused on limiting capacity, requiring advance ticketing, and incorporating spatial distancing. Learn more about Brucemore’s coronavirus response here