Thursday, August 13, 2020

Hyde reopens; offers free admission to essential workers this month

The Hyde Collection is offering free admission to all essential workers and their families throughout the month of August as a thank you for their service during the COVID-19 crisis. After being closed for several months because of the pandemic, The Hyde Collection reopened to visitors on the first of the month.

In accordance with CDC guidelines, The Hyde is open only for visitors who have made appointments on When making a reservation online, there is an “Essential Workers and Family” field where first responders, health care workers and all other essential workers can enter the number of family members they will be attending with, and they will not be charged for those tickets.

What to expect, for all visitors:

  • Hour-long appointments can be made on, with 26 time slots available per day, Thursday through Sunday.
  • The Hyde will be reserved for seniors and high-risk individuals from 10am-noon, then will close for an hour for cleaning, and open back up from 1-5pm for the general public.
  • Guests will be asked to arrive at The Hyde five minutes before their scheduled time, and will wait outside the Museum until the lobby is clear of visitors.

Before You Go:
Before arrival, we recommend you access The Hyde’s “Guide By Cell” for great self tour options during your visit. (Simply text the word “Hyde” to 565-12 and follow the prompt. Message and data rates may apply per your provider.).

Guests must wear a mask or face covering to enter the Museum, and once inside will follow a path clearly marked with arrows and designated viewing areas to avoid the clustering of groups. There will also be hand sanitizing stations located throughout the galleries. Audio tours and a rules and regulations guide will be provided upon check-in. Guests do not need to bring a printed ticket—just the reservation confirmation number.

Currently on display at The Hyde is Images of the People: Russian Lacquer Painting and J. S. Wooley, Adirondack Photographer.

Image detail: Valentin Petrovich Fedotov (Russian, b. 1935), Ilya Murometz, 1993, egg tempera on small pyramid-form lidded lacquered papier-maché box, 4 ¾ by 7 7/8 by 1 ¼ inches, Private Collection, Photograph:

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