The Harold Bell Wright Museum in Pierce City will be closed during the winter except by special appointment.
That decision came during the Harold Bell Wright Museum Board's November meeting.
The last day the museum was open to the public for the season was on Dec. 10 when Santa Claus made a special visit during the Old Fashioned Christmas event in Pierce City.
Museum curator Glo Abramovitz reported on new displays and donations. She also said mannequins were needed to display uniforms.
A request from a Carthage resident about borrowing the Grace Tinker scrapbooks was discussed. The board's consensus was the scrapbooks were in such fragile condition that it would be best if the individual visited the museum to research the drawings there.
Ron Landoll, museum board chairman, purchased a Hewlett-Packard 4-in-1 printer for the museum at a cost of $99.
The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Harold Bell Wright Museum Board will be at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012, at the museum. At that time, members will decide on the spring opening date for the facility.