After a six month hiatus, the Loudoun County Museum is back and open for business.
Over the summer, differing visions from the museum’s board of directors and the county’s vision for the museum forced it to temporarily close.
Executive Director Joseph Rizzo was hired in mid-November, and spent the past couple of months researching a new exhibit, installing it, and remodeling the front section of the museum.
“[The county] was looking for a new direction to make it more relevant and more meaningful to the people but also to be more proactive in fundraising,” said Rizzo.
Rizzo says he’s excited to tap into the museum’s potential, especially with its prime location in downtown historic Leesburg. He says a new, permanent exhibit is also in the works.