Virtual Panel: Reopening Historic Sites During COVID

The Global Philadelphia Association recently hosted a virtual panel discussion on the reopening of historic sites during COVID. As the Philadelphia region begins the reopening process, historic sites have unique challenges in keeping both the public and historic objects and buildings safe.

This panel presented information on preparing historic sites for reopening in the age of COVID-19 that addresses both public health and historic preservation concerns. 

Please view panel discussion below.


  • Dr. Cheryl Bettigole, Director, Division of Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention, Department of Public Health
  • Nancy Van Dolsen, Chief Executive Officer, Cliveden of the National Trust
  • Beth Beatty, Executive Director, Fort Mifflin
  • Gwen Ragsdale, Executive Director, Lest We Forget Museum of Slavery