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Historical village to participate in global annual event

By HISTORICAL MUSEUM - | Nov 18, 2020

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The Sanibel Historical Museum and Village will take part in “Museum Store Sunday,” which is sponsored by the Museum Store Association, on Nov. 29 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Entrance to the store is free, but the museum and village will be closed.

“We will have a wide variety of merchandise for sale,” Executive Director Emilie Alfino said. “From jewelry and hand-crafted pine needle baskets, Calusa reproductions, cookbooks, history books, toys, and more.”

Museum Store Sunday is a global annual event to help museum stores increase community engagement and advocate for nonprofit retail, while showcasing the products unique to each store involved. More than 1,200 stores representing all 50 states are participating. The event follows Black Friday and Small Business Saturday, and precedes Cyber Monday.

“It’s been a challenging year, to say the least, and we’re hoping to do our part to help keep the shopping going during this popular weekend,” Alfino said.

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Stuart Hata, co-chair of the national Museum Store Sunday Committee, believes that it is important to show support for cultural institutions and their stores and to patronize museums.

“Museum Store Sunday is our global annual day of advocacy celebrating how museum stores are resources for local communities and their visitors,” he said.

To learn more about Museum Store Sunday, visit www.museumstoresunday.org.

The Sanibel Historical Museum and Village is at 950 Dunlop Road, Sanibel. Masks and social distancing are required. For more information, visit www.sanibelmuseum.org or call 239-472-4648.