Media Release

Update on Spencer Museum hours and events

Ensuring the health and safety of our visitors, staff, and volunteers is our greatest priority. Currently, all public events at the Spencer Museum are canceled through March 31. For the time being, our galleries remain open to the public. We are taking extra precautions to sanitize our high-traffic and high-touch areas, and are monitoring updates from KU, the City of Lawrence, and health officials to follow their recommendations.

If you are unwell or have a compromised immune system, please postpone your visit. We encourage you to engage with the Spencer’s resources and collections online.

We will share updates on our website, social media, and through email about any additional changes. If you have questions or concerns you can reach us at 785.864.4710 or

Be well,

Director Saralyn Reece Hardy and the Spencer Museum staff