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Village deems ‘Museum Store Sunday’ a success

By Staff | Dec 4, 2019
PHOTO PROVIDED Executive Director Emilie Alfino and volunteer Kay McDonald.
PHOTO PROVIDED Volunteer artisan Connie Jump and volunteer coordinator Jan Symroski.
PHOTO PROVIDED Basket lady Gisela Damandl.

On Dec. 1, the Sanibel Historical Museum and Village took part in the third annual “Museum Store Sunday,” sponsored by the Museum Store Association. Executive Director Emilie Alfino reported that the store welcomed 65 people and sales were brisk, bringing in more than $1,200. It even sold an original painting of the old Post Office by Susan Anderson, part of a new partnership with the Sanibel Captiva Art League. In addition, volunteer artisan Connie Jump was on hand demonstrating how she makes her up-cycled necklaces and wind chimes, while basket lady Gisela Damandl demonstrated her basket making techniques. Museum Store Sunday is a global event to help museum stores increase community engagement and advocate for nonprofit retail while showcasing their unique products. Over 1,200 stores representing all 50 states participated this year.