The Friends of Joseph Priestley House Museum will reopen the site for weekend
tours beginning Saturday, Oct. 3. Heritage Day, a grand reopening event will be held
Sunday, Nov. 1 from 1-4 p.m., it was announced at the group’s annual meeting Thursday
in Northumberland, PA.
The site has been closed since mid-August due to the state’s budget emergency, which
forced the furlough of its paid staff and nearly caused permanent closing of the museum.
In the future, Friends’ members, serving as volunteers, will lead weekend tours for the
public. School and community group tours can be scheduled at other times. For
information, contact the Friends’ website (www.josephpriestleyhouse.org.)