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Museum Store Sunday offers shopping opportunity to patrons

Shirley McMarlin
| Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018, 9:48 a.m.
Museum Store Sunday is set for Nov. 25 at museums and other cultural institutions worldwide. The Carnegie Museum of Natural History unveiled a new line of T. rex-themed merchandise during its 2017 Museum Store Sunday event.
Carnegie Museum of Natural History
Museum Store Sunday is set for Nov. 25 at museums and other cultural institutions worldwide. The Carnegie Museum of Natural History unveiled a new line of T. rex-themed merchandise during its 2017 Museum Store Sunday event.

Plenty of stores offer a chance to cross items off your holiday shopping list. But museum stores offers a one-of-a kind gift-giving experience.

On Nov. 25, more than 1,000 museum stores around the world will have special features and discounts in observance of the annual Museum Store Sunday. Proceeds from the day support the missions and programs of each participating museum or cultural institution.

Participating area facilities include The Andy Warhol Museum, Carnegie Museum of Art and Museum of Natural History, Carnegie Science Center, Contemporary Craft, Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, The Frick Pittsburgh, Heinz History Center, Mattress Factory, National Aviary, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens and the University of Pittsburgh’s Nationality Rooms; The Westmoreland Museum of American Art in Greensburg; Historic Hanna’s Town in Hempfield; Fort Ligonier in Ligonier; and Old Economy Village in Ambridge, Beaver County.

As part of the event, participating locations may offer a one-day 25-percent discount on merchandise. The Carnegie museums and science center and the Warhol are among those offering the discount. The Westmoreland will offer a 10-percent discount.

Managed by the Washington, D.C.-based Museum Store Association, in partnership with the United Kingdom’s Association for Cultural Enterprises and the Museum Shops Association of Australia and New Zealand, Museum Store Sunday is open to all independently operated museum stores and non-profit retailers located at museums, zoos, aquariums, botanical gardens, historic sites and other cultural institutions.

Details: museumstoresunday.org

Shirley McMarlin is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Shirley at 724-836-5750, smcmarlin@tribweb.com or via Twitter @shirley_trib.

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