The Museum of the Aleutians has reopened. At least, kind of.
New Executive Director Dr. Neal Hitch has been on the job for the last two weeks. In that time, he said more than 970 people have visited the museum, even though it's technically closed.
At a meeting on Friday, Hitch told the museum's board of directors that most visitors are tourists who don't know the museum has been closed since last fall. That's when the board first placed former director Zoya Johnson on administrative leave after items from the collection were found in her home.