New York State Museum to open on Sundays
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ALBANY, N.Y. -- For the first time in almost two years, the New York State Museum will open its doors to the public on Sundays. Officials said the decision was made back in January 2011 to close on Sunday's because of budgetary issues.
However, folks complained about the schedule change. And in fact, Sundays are the most popular day of the week at the museum. Now, the museum will be closed on Mondays instead.
"Every museum has a day where you have to change the lightbulbs, paint the walls, and do things. And like most other major museums, we'll be closed one week day during the week," explained Mark Schaming, New York State Museum Director.
Schaming said the museum is excited to host a couple of specialized exhibitions this fall. The first one begins on September 22, and features hundreds of artifacts on New York State's role in the Civil War. The other exhibition happens in October. It is the 1934 collection of paintings from the Smithsonian.