The first priority of the Rochester & Genesee Valley Railroad Museum is the safety of its visitors, volunteers, and members. Over the last few weeks, we have taken every precaution in accordance with state and local authorities. However, with new guidance issued by the Centers for Disease Control to cancel or postpone in-person events that consist of 50 people or more throughout the United States, we have made the decision to close the museum to the public until May 15. We will be cancelling all meetings and events in March and April in the interest of public safety. If you have purchased a ticket for one of our events, please find your original confirmation email and follow the instructions to request a refund.
During this time, our volunteers will continue to work behind the scenes on routine maintenance tasks and restoration projects. We ask everyone entering the museum property to use common sense as you conduct yourselves. This includes frequent hand-washing, limiting personal contact, and staying home if you feel ill. We respectfully ask that any members who are particularly vulnerable or have a chronic medical condition that could put them at risk of infection to please stay home during this time.
As events evolve over the next few weeks, we will continue to monitor the situation and follow the guidance of federal, state, and local officials. Even though we are a non-profit educational organization that depends on museum admission to keep our doors open, your health and safety takes priority. We thank you for your support, and we look forward to welcoming you back aboard our trains later this season! Please follow our web sites and Facebook pages for the latest updates.
—R&GVRRM Superintendents and Board of Trustees