Many museums and historic sites throughout the Nation are experiencing a reduction in traffic. So it comes as no surprise that the Stonewall Jackson House in Lexington is cutting back its hours . . .
"The Stonewall Jackson Foundation announced that starting Sunday, the Stonewall Jackson House will be closed to the public during the months of January and February, except for group tours of 10 or more scheduled at least 48 hours in advance."
I try and support many of these sites/museums whenever I can. Those that offer memberships, like the Museum of the Confederacy, receive my support that way. Some time later this week, I'll be traveling to Lee Chapel in Lexington to sign a few books and I always try to purchase a little something in the gift shop there. Many of the people who work these gift shops and historic sites are volunteers and supporting them by purchasing a book or souvenir helps to keep the doors open. Although Christmas gift-giving is over, perhaps the next time you need a birthday, anniversary, or other gift item, you might consider a purchase from one of your favorite historic sites or museums.