The Museum on Main announced last week that it is postponing the remaining 2020 Ed Kinney Speaker Series, after each of the last four monthly performances were closed one by one.
Now it is clear large gatherings will remain a challenge for the foreseeable future, according to a museum press release, plus the series venue, the Firehouse Theater, is closed until further notice.
The canceled performers have agreed to honor this year's contracts and instead present their characters in 2021, so the current plan is to pick up the season in March of next year to run through October, working out the exact dates according to the availability of the individual performers as well as the theater.
"Flexibility will be the key to all of this, and we hope you will be patient with us as we navigate this complicated rescheduling," museum officials said.
Ticket holders for this year may use them for the same performer next year; receive a refund by emailing email@example.com or visiting Museum on Main when it reopens; or donate the cost of their tickets to the museum, letting the museum know the tickets may be resold and receiving a donation letter.
"We hope the public and our Ed Kinney Speaker Series' patrons will understand why we have had to take this step for all of our health and safety," officials said.
For more information on the Ed Kinney Speakers Series or other programs and exhibits, visit www.museumonmain.org. The Museum on Main is located at 603 Main St., and it remains closed until state and county rules allow reopening.