Due to the rising number of COVID-19 cases in Iowa, and in an effort to protect local volunteers, the Durant TriCounty Heritage & Genealogy Museum board members recently decided to temporarily close the museum. The situation will be re-evaluated Dec. 1. The museum has recently added an outside display case to the front of the building. Currently featured is a page from a vintage Durant Star newspaper, and a display about voting in 1910. The museum plans to periodically post new photos and items in this new feature. The Durant history museum appreciates all donations of items and photos. Photos can be scanned and immediately returned to the owner. With questions or for more information, please call Mary Erickson at 563-320-5809 and leave a message.