[Video description: White lady with medium length blonde hair and black short-sleeve top with MDHAC logo on front left top. Sitting outside under sunroom roof.]
Hello. My name is Chriz Dally and I am the President of the Museum of Deaf History, Arts & Culture (MDHAC). I am here to give you an update. We have been closed since March due to the Coronavirus pandemic and Governor's order to "shelter in place". Now things are starting to reopen a little bit here and there. The Board has been watching other museums to see what they are doing and we are also assessing our own resources and capabilities. We decided to wait on reopening until September 1st and reevaluate at that time. Will we do nothing? No, we will keep busy as we have been discussing how to best expand our exhibits, cultural programs, and Museum Store into an online venue. So, we will stay focused on that. Our fundraising event, the Afternoon Tea has been postponed. The fundraising committee reevaluated and decided it would be best to postpone the event to the year 2021. So, please mark your calendars to watch for that and it will probably be scheduled around Spring. This is a time of taking care of ourselves and reflection. Focus on where we can make improvements. This is something we will continue to do. We are thinking of everyone and hoping for everyone to stay safe. Meanwhile, please check out our Facebook page. We have been adding some interesting Deaf facts. Please check that out. If any of you would like to help us out, or volunteer, in any way, please contact us! Stay safe.