For the fifth consecutive year, more than 1,650 museum stores representing all 50 states and 24 countries will offer inspired shopping at cultural institutions during Museum Store Sunday on Nov. 28. In celebration of this annual initiative, the Museum Shop at the Chenango County Historical Society (CCHS) is joining museum stores worldwide with special hours from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
“We’re thrilled to celebrate Museum Store Sunday by offering merchandise for the whole family while encouraging our communities to shop local,” said Joseph Fryc, operations manager. “Museum Store Sunday provides patrons with opportunities to purchase unique merchandise while supporting our museum, which is still recovering from challenges related to the on-going public health crisis.”
The CCHS Museum Shop offers a variety of gifts for the holiday season – from stocking stuffers to exclusive local merchandise – with all purchases supporting the organization’s mission. During Museum Store Sunday, special guests from Norwich’s Chenango Valley Home will also be available for a book signing of their new publication, “Celebrating 125 Years of Our History.”
Patrons are encouraged to browse the unique offerings available at the CCHS Museum Shop, such as collectible Currier & Ives calendars from 1949, 1977, and 1983 – years which have the same calendar as 2022. Other specialized merchandise includes Norwich Pharmacal Company cancelled stock certificates, City of Norwich Centennial Banners, wooden replicas of iconic New Berlin locales, hand-painted crocks, and table-top amusements.
Shoppers can look forward to Museum Store Sunday as the global annual day to shop conscientiously in support of CCHS locally while simultaneously celebrating the museum community globally. Online shopping year-round at www.ChenangoHistorical.org/shop features many of the CCHS publications available in-store, plus a wide variety of exclusive branded apparel, totes, and postcards.