We are sad to announce that we are again temporarily closing the museum for the remainder of Nevada’s Phase II. As COVID cases in Southern Nevada increase drastically, the staff and leadership of the museum feel that remaining open is no longer the responsible thing to do.
Over the last several months, we have remodeled the museum space, implemented new cleaning procedures, and adopted numerous new policies meant to avoid the spread of disease in our space, and we are confident that these measures have created a safe environment for guests and staff alike.
However, by being open as a cultural attraction in downtown Las Vegas, we cannot help but be part of an overall system that is contributing to the spread of this disease. We have an ethical commitment to serve our community and our society, and encouraging people to engage in social activities such as visiting museums is clearly not in line with that commitment.
All the museum’s staff will continue working during this closure. We will continue to create and post new content about burlesque history as part of our #MuseumAtHome project. We are also working with our production team to produce BHoF’s first ever online BHoF Weekender, to be held throughout the month of August. And of course we continue to work behind the scene maintaining and cataloguing our amazing collection of burlesque costumes, photos, stage props, and other historical material.
The museum will re-open when Nevada enters Phase III of its reopening roadmap. Check out the changes we’ve made to make BHoF a safer place for visitors.