Originally Published: December 1, 2011 9:45 p.m.
PRECOTT - The Fort Whipple Museum on the Veterans Administration Hospital campus in Prescott will be closed now through Saturday because of construction around the VA's main entrance at Highway 89.
The museum normally is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. The museum will be closed on Dec. 24 (Christmas Eve) and open only from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Dec. 31 (New Year's Eve) this year.
The Fort Whipple Museum is a joint project of the Sharlot Hall Museum and the Bob Stump Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
Housed in one of the 1905 military officer's quarters, the museum traces the history of Fort Whipple with exhibits that include medical instruments, Army weaponry, America's Buffalo Soldiers, maps and photographs.
The museum staff presents quarterly living history programs highlighting Arizona's military history.